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Flag for South Africa January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — East London, South Africa

Max view in East London
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:10 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


East London: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:36 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:10 AM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes

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January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — East London

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in East London, 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
4:36 AM Jan 215:10 AM Jan 215:16 AM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in East London on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in East LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:36 AM300°West-northwest6.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in East LondonJan 21 at 5:10 AM296°West-northwest0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in East London would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJan 21 at 5:16 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:33 AM293°West-northwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:41 AM284°West-northwest16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12 AM281°West22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:43 AM277°West28.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:50 AM269°West41.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:48 AM260°West53.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for East London (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in East London.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in East London

Eclipse Visibility from East LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
Partial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in East London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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