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

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

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Pietermaritzburg: Total Lunar Eclipse


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

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

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


Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Location

September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pietermaritzburg

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Pietermaritzburg. 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 285:44 AM Sep 28
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Local times for eclipse in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, September 28, 2015

EventTime in PietermaritzburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 2:11 AM304°Northwest42.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 3:07 AM293°West-northwest31.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 28 at 4:11 AM284°West-northwest19.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 28 at 4:47 AM279°West11.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 28 at 5:23 AM275°West4.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetSep 28 at 5:44 AM272°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 28 at 6:27 AM267°West9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 28 at 7:22 AM261°West21.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pietermaritzburg (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Pietermaritzburg

Eclipse Visibility from PietermaritzburgVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
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 Pietermaritzburg, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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