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Flag for Greenland May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland (Scoresbysund)

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Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Ittoqqortoormiit: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Ended: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Duration: 57 minutes


May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Ittoqqortoormiit

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

11:46 PM May 2012:15 AM May 2112:44 AM May 21
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Local times for eclipse in Ittoqqortoormiit on Monday, May 21, 2012

EventTime in IttoqqortoormiitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 11:46 PM337°North-northwest2.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 12:15 AM344°North-northwest1.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 21 at 12:44 AM351°North1.3°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Ittoqqortoormiit (EGST – Eastern Greenland Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Ittoqqortoormiit

Eclipse Visibility from IttoqqortoormiitVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20 / May 21SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Ittoqqortoormiit, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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