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Flag for Australia December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Max view in Melbourne
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Melbourne: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 7:09 PM

Maximum: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Ended: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 8:54 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes


December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Melbourne, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:09 PM Dec 48:03 PM Dec 48:29 PM Dec 4
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Wednesday, December 4, 2002

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 4 at 7:09 PM252°West-southwest13.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseDec 4 at 8:03 PM244°West-southwest3.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
SunsetDec 4 at 8:29 PM241°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 4 at 8:54 PM241°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Melbourne (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight 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 Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarPartial
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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