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Flag for Canada March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse — Alert, Nunavut, Canada

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Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:04 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Alert: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 5:09 AM

Maximum: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 6:04 AM

Ended: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 6:59 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes


March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse — Alert

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Alert, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:57 AM Mar 206:04 AM Mar 206:59 AM Mar 20
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Local times for eclipse in Alert on Friday, March 20, 2015

EventTime in AlertDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 20 at 5:09 AM73°East-northeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMar 20 at 5:57 AM85°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 20 at 6:04 AM87°East0.1° 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 20 at 6:59 AM101°East1.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Alert (EDT – 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 Alert

Eclipse Visibility From AlertVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 5 / Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Alert, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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