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Flag for South Africa July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

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Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:07 AM

Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Ends: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 7:52 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
5:07 AM Jul 56:29 AM Jul 57:52 AM Jul 5
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Sunday, July 5, 2020

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 5 at 5:07 AM262°West32.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 5 at 6:29 AM252°West-southwest16.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 5 at 7:52 AM242°West-southwest1.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility from Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
Total
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Mar 14LunarPenumbral
Total
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
Total
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
Annular
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
Annular
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
Total
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
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