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August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Durban, South Africa

Aug 28, 2026 at 6:12 am
Max View in Durban
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Durban
Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 3:23 am
Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 6:12 am 0.930 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 6:17 am
Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes
Location

August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Durban

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:23 am Fri, Aug 28
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 280°
36.0°
4:33 am Fri, Aug 28
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 271°
21.2°
6:12 am Fri, Aug 28
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West 259°
0.6°
6:17 am Fri, Aug 28SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West 259°
-0.2°
7:51 am Fri, Aug 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 247°
-20.0°
9:01 am Fri, Aug 28Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 235°
-33.0°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Durban. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Durban

Eclipse Visibility From DurbanVisibility Worldwide
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 Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, West in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, West in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Feb 6, 2027 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Much of Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Feb 20–21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Jan 12, 2028 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, North/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 6, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 31, 2028 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 26, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, West in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 20–21, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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