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Eclipse visible in Cairns – Jan 26, 2009 Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in Cairns (weather permitting).

The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Cairns, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

More about the Jan 26, 2009 Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Monday, January 26, 2009

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial eclipse beginsJan 26 at 6:36 PM252°West-southwest3.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseJan 26 at 6:55 PM110°East-southeast0.2° belowEclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center.
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 East-southeast 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
SunriseJan 27 at 6:01 AM110°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Cairns (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cairns

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Cairns
Looks like in
Cairns
Path of the eclipse
May 5, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2012SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28 / Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 10, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 2014SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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