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Flag for French Guiana September 22, 2006 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cayenne, French Guiana

Max view in Cayenne
Friday, September 22, 2006 at 6:52 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Cayenne: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 5:45 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 6:52 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 8:10 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes


September 22, 2006 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Cayenne

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Cayenne. Observers there could experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. 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 move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” was not visible.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:18 AM Sep 226:52 AM Sep 228:10 AM Sep 22
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Local times for eclipse in Cayenne on Friday, September 22, 2006

EventTime in CayenneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 22 at 5:45 AM89°East9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseSep 22 at 6:18 AM90°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Full Eclipse beginsSep 22 at 6:49 AM90°East0.2° below
The Annular phase starts
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseSep 22 at 6:52 AM90°East7.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Full Eclipse endsSep 22 at 6:55 AM90°East8.5°
The Annular phase ends.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 22 at 8:10 AM92°East27.1°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Cayenne (GFT – French Guiana 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 Cayenne

Eclipse Visibility from CayenneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarPartial
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarAnnular
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cayenne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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