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Flag for Hong Kong August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Max view in Hong Kong
Friday, August 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Hong Kong: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM

Ended: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 8:19 PM


Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Hong Kong

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxSunset
6:43 PM Aug 17:02 PM Aug 17:02 PM Aug 1
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Local times for eclipse in Hong Kong on Friday, August 1, 2008

EventTime in Hong KongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 6:43 PM288°West-northwest3.6°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseAug 1 at 7:02 PM290°West-northwest0.2° 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetAug 1 at 7:02 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 1 at 8:19 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Hong Kong (HKT – Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong

Eclipse Visibility from Hong KongVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Jun 11SolarPartial
Annular
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
Total
2004May 5LunarTotal
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
Partial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 4LunarPartial
Total
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2009Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hong Kong, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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