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Flag for Canada May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Max view in Montreal
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse


Montreal: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM


Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Montreal

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

More about the May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxSunset
8:16 PM May 208:24 PM May 208:24 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Montreal on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in MontrealDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 8:16 PM299°West-northwest0.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 8:24 PM301°West-northwest0.2° 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetMay 20 at 8:24 PM301°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 9:57 PM301°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Montreal (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 visible in Montreal

Eclipse Visibility from MontrealVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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