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Flag for South Africa July 16, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Cape Town: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Maximum: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM

Ends: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 2:17 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


July 16, 2019 – July 17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Cape Town. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:01 PM Jul 1611:30 PM Jul 1612:59 AM Jul 17
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 8:43:51 PM94°East35.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 10:01:43 PM83°East50.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseJul 16 at 11:30:44 PM62°East-northeast68.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 17 at 12:59:39 AM356°North77.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 17 at 2:17:38 AM300°West-northwest68.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility from Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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