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Flag for South Africa February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Wednesday, February 9, 1944 at 7:10 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 6:21 AM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 7:10 AM

Ended: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 10:07 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 47 minutes

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February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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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 February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:21 AM Feb 97:10 AM Feb 97:12 AM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Wednesday, February 9, 1944

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 6:21 AM297°West-northwest9.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Cape TownFeb 9 at 7:10 AM290°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cape Town would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 9 at 7:12 AM290°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 8:14 AM282°West-northwest12.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 10:07 AM267°West34.8° 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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