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Flag for South Africa July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Max view in Pietermaritzburg
Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Pietermaritzburg: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:07 AM

Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM

Ends: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 7:52 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Pietermaritzburg

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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.

More about the July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
5:07 AM Jul 56:29 AM Jul 57:00 AM Jul 5
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Local times for eclipse in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, July 5, 2020

EventTime in PietermaritzburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 5 at 5:07 AM254°West-southwest21.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseJul 5 at 6:29 AM246°West-southwest5.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetJul 5 at 7:00 AM242°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 5 at 7:52 AM236°Southwest9.8° 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
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
Total
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
Annular
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
Annular
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
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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