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Eclipse visible in Rustenburg – January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Rustenburg, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

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 January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rustenburg on Monday, January 21, 2019

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RustenburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:38 AM299°West-northwest10.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RustenburgJan 21 at 5:30 AM293°West-northwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rustenburg would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 21 at 5:33 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:37 AM293°West-northwest0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:43 AM286°West-northwest14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12 AM284°West-northwest20.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:42 AM281°West26.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48 AM276°West40.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:47 AM270°West53.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Rustenburg (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Rustenburg

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in RustenburgLooks like in RustenburgPath of the eclipse
Sep 13, 2015SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 1, 2016SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 11, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 2017SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2019LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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May 16, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28 / Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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