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Flag for China August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Luoyang, Henan, China

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Friday, August 1, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Luoyang: Total Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Ended: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes


August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Luoyang

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Animation: How the Total Solar Eclipse Looked

This total solar eclipse was fully visible in Luoyang. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:25 PM Aug 17:19 PM Aug 17:32 PM Aug 1
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Local times for eclipse in Luoyang on Friday, August 1, 2008

EventTime in LuoyangDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 6:25 PM283°West-northwest12.3°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 7:18 PM291°West-northwest2.1°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseAug 1 at 7:19 PM291°West-northwest2.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Full Eclipse endsAug 1 at 7:19 PM291°West-northwest1.9°
The total eclipse ends.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetAug 1 at 7:32 PM293°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 1 at 8:08 PM298°West-northwest7.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Luoyang (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 and Transits Visible in Luoyang

Eclipse Visibility From LuoyangVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003May 7MercuryTransit
2004May 5LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2006Nov 9MercuryTransit
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarTotal
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Luoyang, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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