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Flag for Lesotho January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mafeteng, Lesotho

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Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:23 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mafeteng: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:36 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:23 AM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mafeteng

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Mafeteng, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

4:36 AM Jan 215:23 AM Jan 215:26 AM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Mafeteng on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in MafetengDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:36:29 AM300°West-northwest8.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MafetengJan 21 at 5:23:00 AM294°West-northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mafeteng 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.
MoonsetJan 21 at 5:26:12 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:33:54 AM293°West-northwest1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:41:17 AM286°West-northwest15.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12:14 AM282°West-northwest21.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:43:15 AM279°West27.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:50:39 AM272°West41.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:48:02 AM265°West53.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mafeteng (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mafeteng

Eclipse Visibility from MafetengVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mafeteng, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100