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Flag for South Africa July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Johannesburg, South Africa

Max view in Johannesburg
Thursday, July 6, 1944 at 6:40 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Johannesburg: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 5:03 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 6:40 AM

Ended: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 8:16 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 13 minutes

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July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Johannesburg

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 July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:03 AM Jul 66:40 AM Jul 66:55 AM Jul 6
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Local times for eclipse in Johannesburg on Thursday, July 6, 1944

EventTime in JohannesburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 6 at 5:03 AM257°West-southwest22.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 6 at 6:39 AM248°West-southwest2.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetJul 6 at 6:55 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 6 at 8:16 AM236°West-southwest15.9° 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 visible in Johannesburg

Eclipse Visibility from JohannesburgVisibility 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 20LunarPenumbral
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 Johannesburg, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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