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Flag for China August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

Max view in Beijing
Friday, August 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Beijing: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Ended: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:59 PM


Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Beijing

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

StartMaxSunset
6:17 PM Aug 17:10 PM Aug 17:28 PM Aug 1
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Friday, August 1, 2008

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 6:17 PM283°West-northwest12.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 1 at 7:10 PM291°West-northwest2.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetAug 1 at 7:28 PM294°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 1 at 7:59 PM294°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard 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 Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
Annular
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
Total
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Beijing, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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