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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Wednesday, February 9, 1944

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 beginsFeb 9 at 6:25 AM297°West-northwest8.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 7:09 AM290°West-northwest0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 8:15 AM282°West-northwest12.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 10:06 AM267°West34.6° 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

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in Cape TownLooks like in Cape TownPath of the eclipse
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
Oct 18, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 1, 1948SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 13, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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