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Flag for South Africa April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch, South Africa

Max view in Stellenbosch
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Stellenbosch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Ended: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes

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April 15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Stellenbosch, but it could 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:53 AM Apr 157:00 AM Apr 157:03 AM Apr 15
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Local times for eclipse in Stellenbosch on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EventTime in StellenboschDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 6:53 AM260°West1.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in StellenboschApr 15 at 7:00 AM259°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Stellenbosch 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 15 at 7:03 AM259°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 7:58 AM251°West-southwest11.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 15 at 9:06 AM240°West-southwest23.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 15 at 9:45 AM232°Southwest29.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 15 at 10:24 AM224°Southwest35.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 15 at 11:33 AM205°South-southwest43.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 15 at 12:37 PM184°South46.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Stellenbosch (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Stellenbosch

Eclipse Visibility from StellenboschVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
Partial
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
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 21LunarPartial
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Stellenbosch, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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