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Flag for Kiribati July 22, 2009 — Total Solar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Ended: Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes


July 22, 2009 — Total Solar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:17 PM Jul 226:09 PM Jul 226:42 PM Jul 22
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 22 at 5:17 PM291°West-northwest19.0°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseJul 22 at 6:09 PM290°West-northwest7.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetJul 22 at 6:42 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 22 at 6:56 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands 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 Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2004Oct 28LunarPartial
2005Apr 24 / Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 21LunarPartial
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7 / Jul 8LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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