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Flag for South Africa March 3, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Mar 3, 2007 at 10:18 PM

Maximum: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Ended: Sun, Mar 4, 2007 at 4:23 AM


Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes

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March 3, 2007 – March 4, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cape Town. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
11:30 PM Mar 31:20 AM Mar 43:11 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Sunday, March 4, 2007

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:18 PM49°Northeast33.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 11:30 PM30°North-northeast43.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 12:44 AMNorth48.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 1:20 AM352°North48.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 4 at 1:57 AM339°North-northwest46.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 3:11 AM317°Northwest38.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 4:23 AM300°West-northwest27.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility from Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
2000Jul 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
Total
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2003May 16LunarTotal
Total
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004Apr 19SolarPartial
Partial
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
Annular
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
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