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Eclipse visible in Pretoria – Dec 29, 1944 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.

More about the Dec 29, 1944 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Pretoria on Friday, December 29, 1944

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in PretoriaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 29 at 2:38 PM87°East55.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 29 at 4:44 PM77°East-northeast28.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 29 at 7:01 PM65°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in PretoriaDec 29 at 7:01 PM65°East-northeast0.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 29 at 7:02 PM65°East-northeast0.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.

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

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

Times are local for Pretoria (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Pretoria

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Pretoria
Looks like in
Pretoria
Path of the eclipse
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 1, 1940SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 14, 1945SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 1947SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 1, 1948SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 13, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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