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Flag for Australia January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Max view in Cairns
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Cairns: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Ended: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes


January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cairns

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

6:36 PM Jan 266:53 PM Jan 266:55 PM Jan 26
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Monday, January 26, 2009

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 26 at 6:36 PM252°West-southwest3.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseJan 26 at 6:53 PM250°West-southwest0.1°
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.
SunsetJan 26 at 6:55 PM250°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 26 at 8:07 PM250°West-southwest0.2° 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 visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility from CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
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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