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Flag for South Africa April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Monday, April 22, 1940 at 6:25 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 4:29 AM

Maximum: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 6:25 AM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 8:22 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes

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April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
4:29 AM Apr 226:25 AM Apr 227:15 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Monday, April 22, 1940

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 22 at 4:29 AM280°West32.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseApr 22 at 6:25 AM263°West9.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 22 at 7:15 AM257°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 8:22 AM247°West-southwest13.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Cape Town.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility from Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 1SolarPartial
Total
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
Partial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
Total
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
Partial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
Annular
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
Partial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
Total
1946Jun 14LunarTotal
Total
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
Total
1947May 20SolarPartial
Total
1947Jun 3LunarPartial
Partial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
Total
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
Total
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cape Town, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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