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Eclipses in Gaborone, Botswana

Jan 21, 2019 at 5:40 am
Near max in Gaborone

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Gaborone

Began: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:36 am

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:41 am 0.12 Magnitude

Ended: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:43 am

Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Location

January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Gaborone

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Gaborone. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (CAT) for Gaborone.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:36 am Mon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 300°
12.3°
5:33 am Mon, Jan 21
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-northwest 293°
1.5°
5:41 am Mon, Jan 21
Maximum in Gaborone This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Gaborone. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Gaborone because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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.
Map direction West-northwest 292°
0.2°
5:43 am Mon, Jan 21SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-northwest 292°
-0.2°
6:41 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 287°
-12.6°
7:12 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 284°
-19.0°
7:43 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 282°
-25.5°
8:50 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 276°
-39.8°
9:48 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 271°
-52.1°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Gaborone, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Gaborone

Eclipse Visibility From GaboroneVisibility Worldwide
Jul 16–17, 2019 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 11, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 10, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 21, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean

Note: Click on the date link for details in Gaborone, or the path map image for global details.

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