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Flag for South Africa January 10, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Pietermaritzburg: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 7:07 PM

Maximum: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Ends: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:12 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 5 minutes


January 10, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pietermaritzburg

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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

7:07 PM Jan 109:10 PM Jan 1011:12 PM Jan 10
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Local times for eclipse in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, January 10, 2020

EventTime in PietermaritzburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 10 at 7:07:44 PM62°East-northeast1.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseJan 10 at 9:10:02 PM44°Northeast21.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 10 at 11:12:19 PM17°North-northeast34.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Pietermaritzburg (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Pietermaritzburg

Eclipse Visibility From PietermaritzburgVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
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