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Flag for South Africa December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Ended: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:28 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes

Location

December 31, 2009 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Cape Town. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
8:52 PM Dec 319:22 PM Dec 319:52 PM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Thursday, December 31, 2009

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 7:17 PM65°East-northeast7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 31 at 7:58 PM60°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:52 PM52°Northeast8.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 9:22 PM48°Northeast13.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 9:52 PM42°Northeast17.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 11:28 PM23°North-northeast27.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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.

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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