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Flag for Laos May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Vientiane, Laos

Max view in Vientiane
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Vientiane: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Ended: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes


May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Vientiane

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular 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

5:35 AM May 215:35 AM May 216:10 AM May 21
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Local times for eclipse in Vientiane on Monday, May 21, 2012

EventTime in VientianeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 21 at 4:12 AM61°East-northeast18.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMay 21 at 5:35 AM68°East-northeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 5:35 AM68°East-northeast0.2° 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 21 at 6:10 AM71°East-northeast7.2°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
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
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
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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