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Flag for Indonesia March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Max view in Padang
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:21 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Padang: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 6:22 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 7:21 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes


March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Padang

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Padang, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is still a spectacular sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:24 AM Mar 97:21 AM Mar 98:28 AM Mar 9
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Local times for eclipse in Padang on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EventTime in PadangDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 9 at 6:22 AM94°East0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMar 9 at 6:24 AM94°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 9 at 7:21 AM94°East0.2° 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 9 at 8:28 AM95°East30.1°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Padang (WIB – Western Indonesian 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 Padang

Eclipse Visibility from PadangVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Padang, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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