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Flag for Germany May 31, 2003 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

Max view in Frankfurt
Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 5:28 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Frankfurt: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sat, May 31, 2003 at 4:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 31, 2003 at 5:28 AM

Ended: Sat, May 31, 2003 at 6:25 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes


May 31, 2003 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Frankfurt

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Frankfurt, 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

5:20 AM May 315:28 AM May 316:25 AM May 31
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Local times for eclipse in Frankfurt on Saturday, May 31, 2003

EventTime in FrankfurtDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 31 at 4:33 AM44°Northeast6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMay 31 at 5:20 AM53°Northeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 31 at 5:28 AM53°Northeast0.2° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 31 at 6:25 AM65°East-northeast8.3°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Times are local for Frankfurt (CEST – Central European Summer 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 Frankfurt

Eclipse Visibility from FrankfurtVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003May 31SolarPartial
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
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