Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Cape Town, South Africa

Flag for South Africa February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max View in Cape Town
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 6:49 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Cape Town: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 5:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 6:49 AM

Ended: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 7:50 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes


February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cape Town

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Cape Town, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

More about the February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:21 AM Feb 166:49 AM Feb 167:50 AM Feb 16
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 16 at 5:53 AM110°East-southeast6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseFeb 16 at 6:21 AM106°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 6:49 AM102°East-southeast4.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 16 at 7:50 AM94°East17.3°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility From Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPartial
1992Jun 30SolarPartial
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 6MercuryTransit
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 3SolarPartial
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Feb 16SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cape Town, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All Eclipses Worldwide, From 1900 to 2100