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Flag for Egypt January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

Max view in Cairo
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:38 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 9 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Cairo, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:37 AM Jan 216:40 AM Jan 216:51 AM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:38 AM279°West26.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:37 AM285°West-northwest14.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairoJan 21 at 6:40 AM292°West-northwest1.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cairo would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:43 AM292°West-northwest1.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJan 21 at 6:51 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12 AM296°West-northwest3.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:42 AM300°West-northwest10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48 AM310°Northwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:47 AM321°Northwest29.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cairo (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility from CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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