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Eclipses in Cape Town, South Africa

Dec 4, 2021 at 8:19 am
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Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Cape Town
Begins: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 7:42 am
Maximum: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:19 am 0.214 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:58 am
Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes
Location

December 4, 2021 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cape Town

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Cape Town. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (SAST) for Cape Town.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
7:42:37 am Sat, Dec 4
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.Map direction East 100°
25.5°
8:19:15 am Sat, Dec 4
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.Map direction East 96°
33.0°
8:58:10 am Sat, Dec 4
Partial Eclipse ends The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.Map direction East 91°
41.1°

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Cape Town, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility From Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
Dec 4, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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