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Flag for Kiribati February 7, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Rawaki: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 7:04 PM

Duration: 49 minutes


February 7, 2008 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rawaki

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:15 PM Feb 76:40 PM Feb 76:43 PM Feb 7
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Thursday, February 7, 2008

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 7 at 6:15 PM255°West-southwest6.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseFeb 7 at 6:40 PM254°West-southwest0.4°
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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetFeb 7 at 6:43 PM254°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 7 at 7:04 PM254°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island 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 Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarPartial
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 15SolarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2005Apr 24 / Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rawaki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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