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Jul 5, 2020 at 6:29 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Cape Town

Began: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 6:29 am -0.644 Magnitude

Ended: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 7:52 am

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Location

July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:07 am Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 261°
32.5°
6:29 am Sun, Jul 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-southwest 252°
16.4°
7:52 am Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-southwest 242°
1.5°

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility From Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
Dec 14, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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

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

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