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Flag for South Africa November 7, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria, South Africa

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Tuesday, November 8, 1938 at 12:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Pretoria: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Nov 7, 1938 at 9:40 PM

Maximum: Tue, Nov 8, 1938 at 12:26 AM

Ended: Tue, Nov 8, 1938 at 3:12 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 32 minutes


November 7, 1938 – November 8, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria

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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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:41 PM Nov 712:26 AM Nov 82:11 AM Nov 8
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Local times for eclipse in Pretoria on Tuesday, November 8, 1938

EventTime in PretoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 9:40:30 PM39°Northeast37.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 10:41:14 PM23°North-northeast44.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 11:45:37 PMNorth47.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 12:26:16 AM348°North-northwest46.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsNov 8 at 1:07:01 AM335°North-northwest43.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 2:11:25 AM318°Northwest35.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 3:12:01 AM307°Northwest25.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Pretoria (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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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