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Flag for Australia December 4, 2021 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Melbourne: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 7:53 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Ends: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Duration: 37 minutes


December 4, 2021 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Melbourne, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

7:53 PM Dec 48:12 PM Dec 48:29 PM Dec 4
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Saturday, December 4, 2021

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 4 at 7:53 PM246°West-southwest5.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 4 at 8:12 PM243°West-southwest2.4°
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 8:30 PM240°West-southwest0.3° 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 and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
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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