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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – Aug 26, 1942 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Cape Town.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Aug 26, 1942 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Wednesday, August 26, 1942

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 3:04 AM297°West-northwest49.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 4:03 AM285°West-northwest38.2° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 5:02 AM276°West26.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseAug 26 at 5:48 AM269°West17.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsAug 26 at 6:34 AM263°West8.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetAug 26 at 7:16 AM258°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 26 at 7:33 AM256°West-southwest2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 26 at 8:32 AM247°West-southwest15.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Cape Town (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cape Town

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Cape Town
Looks like in
Cape Town
Path of the eclipse
May 29, 1938SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 1, 1940SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 14, 1945SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 1947SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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