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Flag for South Africa September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Grahamstown, South Africa

Max view in Grahamstown
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Grahamstown: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 2:11 AM

Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:47 AM

Ended: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes


September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Grahamstown

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Grahamstown. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:07 AM Sep 284:47 AM Sep 286:01 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Grahamstown on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in GrahamstownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 2:11:47 AM311°Northwest42.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 3:07:13 AM299°West-northwest33.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 4:11:12 AM288°West-northwest21.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 4:47:09 AM282°West-northwest14.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:23:05 AM277°West7.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetSep 28 at 6:01:08 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 6:27:05 AM269°West5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 7:22:31 AM262°West17.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Grahamstown (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Grahamstown

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