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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Cape Town.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:38 AM326°North-northwest37.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:44 AM310°Northwest29.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 5:03 AM296°West-northwest15.8° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 5:26 AM292°West-northwest11.7° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 5:49 AM289°West-northwest7.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 6:30 AM283°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:07 AM277°West7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:14 AM268°West21.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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 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
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 25, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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