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Flag for South Africa February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Johannesburg, South Africa

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Saturday, February 20, 1943 at 6:51 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Johannesburg: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 5:45 AM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 6:51 AM

Ended: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 11:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Johannesburg

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:45 AM Feb 206:51 AM Feb 206:53 AM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Johannesburg on Saturday, February 20, 1943

EventTime in JohannesburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:45:20 AM292°West-northwest13.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in JohannesburgFeb 20 at 6:51:10 AM284°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 Johannesburg 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 20 at 6:53:34 AM284°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:03:29 AM282°West-northwest1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 8:37:57 AM273°West22.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:12:29 AM261°West43.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 11:30:31 AM247°West-southwest59.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Johannesburg (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Johannesburg.

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
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 1SolarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 20LunarPenumbral
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947May 20SolarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Johannesburg, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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