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Flag for Laos August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

Max view in Vientiane
Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Vientiane: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Ended: Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes


August 1, 2008 — Total Solar Eclipse — Vientiane

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:54 PM Aug 16:42 PM Aug 16:43 PM Aug 1
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Friday, August 1, 2008

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 1 at 5:54 PM286°West-northwest10.5°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 1 at 6:42 PM289°West-northwest0.1° 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetAug 1 at 6:43 PM289°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 1 at 7:30 PM289°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vientiane (ICT – Indochina 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 Vientiane

Eclipse Visibility from VientianeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jan 10LunarTotal
2001Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 25LunarPenumbral
2003Nov 9LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarTotal
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 15LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Mar 4LunarTotal
2007Mar 19SolarPartial
2007Aug 28LunarPartial
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPartial
2009Jan 26SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 22SolarPartial
2010Jan 1LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vientiane, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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