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Flag for South Africa December 28, 1936 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria, South Africa

Max view in Pretoria
Monday, December 28, 1936 at 5:16 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Pretoria: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 3:50 AM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 5:16 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 7:46 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes


December 28, 1936 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria

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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

3:50 AM Dec 285:16 AM Dec 285:19 AM Dec 28
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Local times for eclipse in Pretoria on Monday, December 28, 1936

EventTime in PretoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 28 at 3:50:56 AM306°Northwest15.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PretoriaDec 28 at 5:16:40 AM295°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 Pretoria 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.
MoonsetDec 28 at 5:19:17 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 28 at 5:48:41 AM292°West-northwest6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 28 at 7:46:27 AM282°West-northwest30.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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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