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December 31, 2028 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Durban, South Africa

Dec 31, 2028 at 7:01 pm
Near max in Durban
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Durban
Begins: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 6:57 pm
Maximum: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 7:00 pm 1.230 Magnitude
Ends: Sun, Dec 31, 2028 at 9:40 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes
Location

December 31, 2028 — Total 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
4:03 pm Sun, Dec 31Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 80°
-35.1°
5:07 pm Sun, Dec 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 74°
-22.2°
6:16 pm Sun, Dec 31Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 67°
-8.7°
6:51 pm Sun, Dec 31Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 63°
-1.1°
6:57 pm Sun, Dec 31RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-northeast 62°
-0.2°
7:00 pm Sun, Dec 31
Maximum in Durban This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Durban. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Durban 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 62°
0.2°
7:27 pm Sun, Dec 31
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 59°
4.8°
8:36 pm Sun, Dec 31
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northeast 49°
16.4°
9:40 pm Sun, Dec 31
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northeast 37°
25.7°

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

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


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 Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, 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
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/East Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of 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, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 6, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of 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 South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of 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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