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Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Cape Town: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Maximum: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Ends: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes


September 1, 2016 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cape Town

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Cape Town, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. Check the weather for Cape Town.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

9:43 AM Sep 110:48 AM Sep 111:58 AM Sep 1
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Thursday, September 1, 2016

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 1 at 9:43 AM55°Northeast29.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseSep 1 at 10:48 AM39°Northeast39.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 1 at 11:58 AM17°North-northeast46.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility From Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
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