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Eclipses in Potchefstroom, South Africa

Dec 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm
Max at Sunset in Potchefstroom
Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Potchefstroom
Begins: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm
Maximum: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:58 pm 0.052 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Duration: 6 minutes
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December 14, 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse — Potchefstroom

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
6:55:08 pm Mon, Dec 14
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-southwest 243°
0.7°
6:58:00 pm Mon, Dec 14
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 243°
0.2°
7:00:41 pm Mon, Dec 14SettingSunset SettingMap direction West-southwest 243°
-0.2°
8:31:24 pm Mon, Dec 14Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 231°
-17.9°

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Potchefstroom, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in Potchefstroom

Eclipse Visibility From PotchefstroomVisibility Worldwide
Dec 14, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Africa, Much of 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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