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Flag for Indonesia March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Sofifi, North Maluku, Indonesia

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Sofifi: Total Solar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Ended: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 11:21 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Sofifi

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This total solar eclipse was fully visible in Sofifi. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartMaxEnd
8:36 AM Mar 99:53 AM Mar 911:21 AM Mar 9
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Local times for eclipse in Sofifi on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EventTime in SofifiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 9 at 8:36 AM95°East28.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMar 9 at 9:51 AM97°East47.6°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Maximum EclipseMar 9 at 9:53 AM97°East48.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsMar 9 at 9:54 AM97°East48.3°
The total eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 9 at 11:21 AM105°East-southeast69.6°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Sofifi (WIT – Eastern Indonesian Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sofifi

Eclipse Visibility From SofifiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012May 21SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
Transit
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
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