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Flag for South Africa September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

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Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 4:44 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Cape Town: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 2:41 AM

Maximum: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 4:44 AM

Ends: Wed, Sep 18, 2024 at 6:47 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 6 minutes


September 18, 2024 — 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. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
4:12 AM Sep 184:44 AM Sep 185:15 AM Sep 18
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Wednesday, September 18, 2024

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 18 at 2:41:03 AM310°Northwest47.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 18 at 4:12:50 AM290°West-northwest30.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseSep 18 at 4:44:12 AM285°West-northwest24.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 18 at 5:15:35 AM281°West18.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 18 at 6:47:21 AM268°West0.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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.
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
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
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