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Flag for Australia December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Max view in Sydney
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 7:52 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Sydney: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 7:13 PM

Maximum: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 7:52 PM

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

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes


December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Sydney

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:13 PM Dec 47:52 PM Dec 47:52 PM Dec 4
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Wednesday, December 4, 2002

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 4 at 7:13 PM248°West-southwest6.6°
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 7:52 PM242°West-southwest0.2° below
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.
SunsetDec 4 at 7:52 PM242°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 4 at 8:54 PM242°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sydney (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 Sydney

Eclipse Visibility from SydneyVisibility 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 1LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sydney, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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