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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – Sep 28, 2015 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.

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 Sep 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Monday, September 28, 2015

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 beginsSep 28 at 2:13 AM320°Northwest46.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsSep 28 at 3:12 AM305°Northwest37.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 4:13 AM293°West-northwest27.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 4:47 AM287°West-northwest20.4° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:22 AM282°West-northwest13.6° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 6:23 AM274°West1.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetSep 28 at 6:33 AM273°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 7:22 AM266°West10.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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).

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Cape Town
Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
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
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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
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