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Flag for U.S.A. September 17, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Francisco
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

San Francisco: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Sep 17, 2024 at 5:41 PM

Maximum: Tue, Sep 17, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Ends: Tue, Sep 17, 2024 at 9:47 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 6 minutes


September 17, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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 San Francisco. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:14 PM Sep 177:45 PM Sep 178:15 PM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 17, 2024

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 5:41 PM80°East18.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 7:12 PM94°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 17 at 7:14 PM94°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 7:44 PM98°East5.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 8:15 PM103°East-southeast11.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 9:47 PM118°East-southeast28.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for San Francisco (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Francisco

Eclipse Visibility from San FranciscoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Francisco, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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