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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Jose
Thursday, December 20, 2029 at 5:02 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 11:42 AM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 5:02 PM

Ends: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 5:40 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


December 20, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in San Jose, 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

4:55 PM Dec 205:02 PM Dec 205:40 PM Dec 20
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Thursday, December 20, 2029

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 11:42 AM356°North30.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 12:55 PM14°North-northeast28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 2:15 PM33°North-northeast22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 20 at 2:41 PM38°Northeast19.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 20 at 3:08 PM43°Northeast16.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 20 at 4:28 PM57°East-northeast4.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 20 at 4:55 PM61°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseDec 20 at 5:02 PM62°East-northeast1.0°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 20 at 5:40 PM67°East-northeast7.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
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 visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility from San JoseVisibility 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 Jose, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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