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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Cape Town

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

More about the February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse

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

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 16 at 5:54 AM109°East-southeast6.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseFeb 16 at 6:20 AM106°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 6:50 AM106°East-southeast0.2° belowEclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 16 at 7:52 AM93°East17.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.

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.

Times are local for Cape Town (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cape Town

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in Cape TownLooks like in Cape TownPath of the eclipse
May 25, 1994LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 1994SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 1995LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 3 / Apr 4, 1996LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1996LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 1997LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 1997LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 16, 1999SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 2000LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9 / Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 21, 2001SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 24 / Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 2002SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 9, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 2004SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 4 / May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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