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Eclipses in Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

Jan 21, 2019 at 6:50 am
Near max in Cairo

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Cairo

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

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 6:51 am 1.10 Magnitude

Ended: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 6:54 am

Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

Location

January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:36 am Mon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 278°
26.8°
5:33 am Mon, Jan 21
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West-northwest 284°
15.0°
6:41 am Mon, Jan 21
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West-northwest 292°
2.0°
6:51 am Mon, Jan 21
Maximum in Cairo This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Cairo. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Cairo 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 293°
0.2°
6:54 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 293°
-0.2°
7:12 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 295°
-4.2°
7:43 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 299°
-9.9°
8:50 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 309°
-21.4°
9:48 am Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 320°
-29.8°

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cairo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility From CairoVisibility Worldwide
Jan 21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
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

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