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Flag for Ghana December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Accra, Ghana

Max view in Accra
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 5:56 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Accra: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 4:55 AM

Maximum: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 5:56 AM

Ended: Wed, Dec 4, 2002 at 6:38 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes


December 4, 2002 — Total Solar Eclipse — Accra

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:56 AM Dec 45:56 AM Dec 46:38 AM Dec 4
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Local times for eclipse in Accra on Wednesday, December 4, 2002

EventTime in AccraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 4 at 4:55 AM112°East-southeast15.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseDec 4 at 5:56 AM112°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 4 at 5:56 AM112°East-southeast0.2° 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 4 at 6:38 AM114°East-southeast8.9°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Accra (GMT – Greenwich Mean 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 Accra

Eclipse Visibility from AccraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Jan 9LunarTotal
2001Jun 21SolarPartial
2002Jun 24LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPenumbral
2002Dec 4SolarPartial
2003May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004May 4LunarTotal
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 29SolarTotal
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
2008Aug 16LunarPartial
2009Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Accra, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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