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Flag for Canada August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada

Max view in Cape Dorset
Friday, August 1, 2008 at 5:08 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Cape Dorset: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 4:17 AM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:08 AM

Ended: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:00 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes


August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cape Dorset

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Cape Dorset, 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

4:17 AM Aug 15:08 AM Aug 16:00 AM Aug 1
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Dorset on Friday, August 1, 2008

EventTime in Cape DorsetDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 4:17 AM43°Northeast0.0°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseAug 1 at 5:08 AM55°Northeast3.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 1 at 6:00 AM66°East-northeast8.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Times are local for Cape Dorset (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Cape Dorset

Eclipse Visibility from Cape DorsetVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 30SolarPartial
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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