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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – Apr 15, 2014 Total 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.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Cape Town, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the Apr 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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 beginsApr 15 at 6:55 AM260°West1.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Cape TownApr 15 at 7:01 AM259°West0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cape Town would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 15 at 7:04 AM259°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsApr 15 at 7:59 AM251°West-southwest11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 9:08 AM239°West-southwest23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 9:46 AM232°Southwest29.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 10:23 AM224°Southwest35.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 11:32 AM206°South-southwest42.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 12:36 PM185°South46.1° 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

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Cape Town
Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 13, 2015SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 1, 2016SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 11, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 2017SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2019LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 2020SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 2021SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28 / Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 18, 2024LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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