Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Cape Town, South Africa
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.
The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.
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.
This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is 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).
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|Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in|
|Looks like in|
|Path of the eclipse|
|May 29, 1938||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 3, 1939||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Oct 28, 1939||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Mar 23, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Apr 22, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 1, 1940||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Sep 5, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Aug 26, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Feb 20, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Aug 15, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 9, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 6, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jan 14, 1945||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Jun 25, 1945||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 19, 1945||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jun 14, 1946||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Dec 8, 1946||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 20, 1947||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Jun 3, 1947||Lunar||Penumbral||Partial|
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