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Flag for Brazil August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Recife: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 5:59 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Recife

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:28 PM Aug 215:15 PM Aug 215:19 PM Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Recife on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in RecifeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 4:28 PM284°West-northwest11.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 5:15 PM282°West-northwest0.5°
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetAug 21 at 5:19 PM282°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 5:59 PM282°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Recife (BRT – Brasília 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 Recife

Eclipse Visibility from RecifeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Recife, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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