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Flag for South Africa December 14, 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse — Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:23 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Port Elizabeth: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 7:23 PM

Ends: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 8:25 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes


December 14, 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse — Port Elizabeth

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Port Elizabeth, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:52 PM Dec 147:23 PM Dec 147:24 PM Dec 14
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Local times for eclipse in Port Elizabeth on Monday, December 14, 2020

EventTime in Port ElizabethDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 14 at 6:52 PM245°West-southwest5.2°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 14 at 7:23 PM241°West-southwest0.1° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetDec 14 at 7:24 PM241°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 14 at 8:25 PM232°Southwest11.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port Elizabeth (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Port Elizabeth

Eclipse Visibility From Port ElizabethVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 5SolarPartial
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
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