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Flag for Australia February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 6:07 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Cairns: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 5:02 PM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 6:07 PM

Ended: Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 7:05 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes


February 16, 1999 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cairns

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Cairns, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:02 PM Feb 166:07 PM Feb 166:49 PM Feb 16
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 16 at 5:02 PM264°West24.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 6:07 PM260°West9.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
SunsetFeb 16 at 6:49 PM257°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 16 at 7:05 PM256°West-southwest2.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility From CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1990Feb 10LunarTotal
1990Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarPartial
1991Jan 16SolarPartial
1991Jul 27LunarPenumbral
1991Dec 21LunarPartial
1992Jan 5SolarPartial
1993Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarTotal
1993Nov 6MercuryTransit
1995Apr 15 / Apr 16LunarPartial
1995Oct 9LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 24SolarPartial
1997Sep 2SolarPartial
1997Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Aug 22SolarPartial
1998Sep 6LunarPenumbral
1999Feb 1LunarPenumbral
1999Feb 16SolarPartial
1999Jul 28 / Jul 29LunarPartial
1999Nov 16MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairns, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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