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Flag for USA December 31, 2028 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, USA

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Sunday, December 31, 2028 at 7:19 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 6:03 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 7:19 AM

Ends: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 11:40 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


December 31, 2028 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in San Jose, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
7:07 AM Dec 317:19 AM Dec 317:22 AM Dec 31
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Sunday, December 31, 2028

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 6:03:47 AM289°West-northwest13.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 7:07:35 AM298°West-northwest2.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseDec 31 at 7:19:43 AM299°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Jose 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.
MoonsetDec 31 at 7:22:49 AM300°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 31 at 8:16:20 AM308°Northwest9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 31 at 8:51:57 AM314°Northwest14.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 31 at 9:27:38 AM320°Northwest19.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 31 at 10:36:24 AM335°North-northwest26.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 31 at 11:40:04 AM350°North29.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Jose (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility From San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Jose, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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