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Flag for French Polynesia May 9, 2013 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Gambier Islands: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Ended: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes


May 9, 2013 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Gambier Islands

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

3:57 PM May 95:04 PM May 95:28 PM May 9
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Local times for eclipse in Gambier Islands on Thursday, May 9, 2013

EventTime in Gambier IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 9 at 3:57 PM299°West-northwest18.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 9 at 5:04 PM291°West-northwest4.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetMay 9 at 5:28 PM289°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 9 at 6:03 PM286°West-northwest8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Gambier Islands (GAMT – Gambier 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 Gambier Islands

Eclipse Visibility From Gambier IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Gambier Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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