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Flag for South Africa February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria, South Africa

Max view in Pretoria
Saturday, February 20, 1943 at 6:51 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Pretoria: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 5:45 AM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 6:51 AM

Ended: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 11:30 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes

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February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Pretoria

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

StartMaxMoonset
5:45 AM Feb 206:51 AM Feb 206:53 AM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Pretoria on Saturday, February 20, 1943

EventTime in PretoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:45 AM291°West-northwest13.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PretoriaFeb 20 at 6:51 AM284°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.
MoonsetFeb 20 at 6:53 AM283°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:03 AM282°West-northwest1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 8:37 AM273°West22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 10:12 AM262°West43.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 11:30 AM248°West-southwest59.4° 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
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 Pretoria, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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