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Flag for South Africa March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Friday, March 14, 2025 at 6:36 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Stellenbosch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 5:57 AM

Maximum: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 6:36 AM

Ends: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 12:00 Noon

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Stellenbosch, 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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:57 AM Mar 146:36 AM Mar 146:40 AM Mar 14
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Local times for eclipse in Stellenbosch on Friday, March 14, 2025

EventTime in StellenboschDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 14 at 5:57:24 AM280°West8.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in StellenboschMar 14 at 6:36:43 AM275°West0.6°
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.
MoonsetMar 14 at 6:40:14 AM274°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 14 at 7:09:34 AM270°West6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 14 at 8:26:00 AM259°West21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 14 at 8:58:44 AM254°West-southwest27.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 14 at 9:31:23 AM248°West-southwest33.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 14 at 10:47:48 AM231°Southwest46.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 14 at 12:00:03 PM207°South-southwest55.7° 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 and Transits Visible in Stellenbosch

Eclipse Visibility From StellenboschVisibility 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 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
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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