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Flag for South Africa August 26, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

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Wednesday, August 26, 1942 at 5:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 3:03 AM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 5:48 AM

Ended: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 8:32 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes

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August 26, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cape Town. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:00 AM Aug 265:48 AM Aug 267:17 AM Aug 26
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Wednesday, August 26, 1942

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 3:03 AM297°West-northwest49.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 4:00 AM285°West-northwest38.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 5:01 AM276°West26.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseAug 26 at 5:48 AM269°West17.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsAug 26 at 6:34 AM263°West8.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetAug 26 at 7:17 AM258°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 26 at 7:35 AM256°West-southwest2.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 26 at 8:32 AM247°West-southwest15.1° 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
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