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Flag for South Africa May 29, 1938 — Total Solar Eclipse — Johannesburg, South Africa

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Sunday, May 29, 1938 at 5:10 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Johannesburg: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 4:31 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 5:10 PM

Ended: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 5:46 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes


May 29, 1938 — Total Solar Eclipse — Johannesburg

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Johannesburg, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

4:31 PM May 295:10 PM May 295:24 PM May 29
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Local times for eclipse in Johannesburg on Sunday, May 29, 1938

EventTime in JohannesburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 29 at 4:31 PM300°West-northwest9.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 29 at 5:10 PM295°West-northwest2.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetMay 29 at 5:24 PM294°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 29 at 5:46 PM291°West-northwest5.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Johannesburg (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Johannesburg

Eclipse Visibility From JohannesburgVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 7LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarPartial
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937May 11MercuryPartial Transit
Partial Transit
1938May 29SolarPartial
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
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