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Flag for South Africa January 8, 1936 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria, South Africa

Max view in Pretoria
Wednesday, January 8, 1936 at 8:09 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Pretoria: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jan 8, 1936 at 5:18 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 8, 1936 at 8:09 PM

Ended: Wed, Jan 8, 1936 at 11:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 42 minutes


January 8, 1936 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Pretoria. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:57 PM Jan 88:09 PM Jan 89:50 PM Jan 8
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Local times for eclipse in Pretoria on Wednesday, January 8, 1936

EventTime in PretoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 8 at 5:18 PM74°East-northeast20.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 8 at 6:28 PM68°East-northeast6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 8 at 6:57 PM65°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 8 at 7:59 PM58°East-northeast11.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 8 at 8:09 PM57°East-northeast13.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 8 at 8:19 PM55°Northeast15.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 8 at 9:50 PM40°Northeast30.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 8 at 11:00 PM24°North-northeast38.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Pretoria (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Pretoria

Eclipse Visibility from PretoriaVisibility 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
1938May 29SolarPartial
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
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