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Partial lunar eclipse on August 7 2017 (South Africa)

partial lunar eclipse August 7, 2017 (South Africa)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Pretoria, South Africa on Monday, August 7, 2017. (Local time Africa/Johannesburg)

Moonrise to moonset11h19m
Distance to the center of the Sun151,707,331 km
Distance to the center of Earth398,530 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)99.3%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonAquarius ♒
Moon age (days past new moon)14

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According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on August 7, 2017 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in South Africa from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
PretoriaYes Penumbral, Partial
JohannesburgYes Penumbral, Partial
BloemfonteinYes Penumbral, Partial
Cape TownYes Partial, Penumbral

Information about this eclipse

partial lunar eclipse This image shows the global map with two regions: the shaded region where you can not see the lunar eclipse, and the blank region, where it can be seen. The image details the type of eclipse, the magnitude of the penumbra and umbra, Saros series to which this eclipse belongs, among other data. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of partial lunar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Eclipse schedule in South Africa

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial lunar eclipse of August 7, 2017 in South Africa. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Moon alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

Event datePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMoon alt.Partial eclipse beginsUmbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Umbral eclipse endsPartial eclipse endsPenumbral eclipse endsMoon alt.
Pretoria (UTC 2)2017-08-07128.9%24.6%17:50219:23-20:2034-21:1822:5167
Johannesburg (UTC 2)2017-08-07128.9%24.6%17:50219:23-20:2034-21:1822:5167
Bloemfontein (UTC 2)2017-08-07128.9%24.6%17:50119:23-20:2033-21:1822:5164
Cape Town (UTC 2)2017-08-07128.9%24.6%17:50-319:23-20:2026-21:1822:5156

You can read the table above as follows: On August 7, 2017 in Pretoria, Africa/Johannesburg (UTC 2), an partial lunar eclipse will start at 17:50, the maximum eclipse will occur at 20:20 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 34°;this event will come to an end at 22:51 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 1.289 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of 0.246 (fraction of the Moon obscured by the umbra of The Earth).

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