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Flag for Japan May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Kumamoto, Japan

Max view in Kumamoto
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse


Kumamoto: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Ended: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM


Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes

Location

May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Kumamoto

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Kumamoto, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

More about the May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
6:14 AM May 217:24 AM May 218:45 AM May 21
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Local times for eclipse in Kumamoto on Monday, May 21, 2012

EventTime in KumamotoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 21 at 6:14 AM73°East-northeast11.2°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 7:24 AM81°East25.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 21 at 8:45 AM92°East42.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Kumamoto (JST – Japan Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Kumamoto

Eclipse Visibility from KumamotoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012May 21SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
Partial
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
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