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

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Thursday, July 6, 1944 at 6:39 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 6:39 AM

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

Duration: 3 hours, 13 minutes


July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Johannesburg

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:03 AM Jul 66:39 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 5:03:19 AM257°West-southwest22.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 6 at 6:39:40 AM248°West-southwest2.8°
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 6:55:29 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 6 at 8:16:01 AM237°West-southwest15.8° 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
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
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