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Flag for Saudi Arabia September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Max view in Riyadh
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 5:40 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Riyadh: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 3:41 AM

Maximum: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 5:40 AM

Ends: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 7:47 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 6 minutes


September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Riyadh

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Riyadh. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:12 AM Sep 185:40 AM Sep 185:42 AM Sep 18
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Local times for eclipse in Riyadh on Wednesday, September 18, 2024

EventTime in RiyadhDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 18 at 3:41:03 AM253°West-southwest25.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 18 at 5:12:50 AM264°West6.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RiyadhSep 18 at 5:40:00 AM267°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Riyadh 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 18 at 5:42:21 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 18 at 5:44:12 AM267°West0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 18 at 6:15:35 AM270°West7.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 18 at 7:47:21 AM281°West27.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Riyadh (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Riyadh

Eclipse Visibility from RiyadhVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarPenumbral
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Riyadh, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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