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Flag for Greenland May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Nuuk, Greenland (Godthåb)

Max view in Nuuk
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Nuuk: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes


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

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

9:58 PM May 2010:36 PM May 2010:54 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Nuuk on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in NuukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 9:58 PM313°Northwest3.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 10:36 PM321°Northwest0.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
SunsetMay 20 at 10:54 PM325°Northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 11:13 PM325°Northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nuuk (WGST – Western Greenland 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 Nuuk

Eclipse Visibility from NuukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nuuk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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