This year, South Africa will meet three solar and lunar eclipses. The first lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, but the South Africans will not be able to see it well enough. However, you can still see a fascinating spectacle.
The lunar eclipse will reach a peak at 5:30 and will end in a few minutes. Live broadcast can be seen on YouTube.
A partial lunar eclipse can be seen on the evening of July 16. The shadow will cover only part of the moon at 23:00.
The last eclipse in 2019, the Mercury Transit, will take place on November 11 from 14:35 to 18:30.