Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Cape Town, South Africa
Eclipse visible in Cape Town – Dec 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.
During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Cape Town. As the central part of the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a partial lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.
The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.
Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Thursday, December 31, 2009
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.
This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is 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
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|Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in|
|Looks like in|
|Path of the eclipse|
|Apr 19, 2004||Solar||Partial||Partial|
|May 4 / May 5, 2004||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Oct 28, 2004||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Sep 7, 2006||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 22, 2006||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Feb 21, 2008||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jan 26, 2009||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Aug 6, 2009||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Dec 31, 2009||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Nov 25, 2011||Solar||Partial||Partial|
|Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Apr 15, 2014||Lunar||Total||Penumbral|
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