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Flag for South Africa August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Friday, August 28, 2026 at 6:12 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Stellenbosch: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 3:23 AM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 6:12 AM

Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 9:01 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes


August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Stellenbosch

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Stellenbosch. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:33 AM Aug 286:12 AM Aug 287:09 AM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Stellenbosch on Friday, August 28, 2026

EventTime in StellenboschDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 3:23:54 AM293°West-northwest44.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 4:33:48 AM280°West31.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 6:12:48 AM267°West11.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetAug 28 at 7:09:38 AM259°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 7:51:55 AM254°West-southwest8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 9:01:41 AM243°West-southwest22.1° 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
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
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
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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