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Flag for Cook Islands February 6, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 6, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 6, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Ended: Wed, Feb 6, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes


February 6, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Rarotonga, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:23 PM Feb 67:15 PM Feb 67:21 PM Feb 6
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Wednesday, February 6, 2008

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 6 at 6:23 PM258°West-southwest12.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseFeb 6 at 7:15 PM254°West-southwest0.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
SunsetFeb 6 at 7:21 PM253°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 6 at 8:04 PM249°West-southwest10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island 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 Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility From RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarPartial
2000Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2003May 15LunarPartial
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 16 / Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 6SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 21SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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