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Flag for Norway May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Max view in Longyearbyen
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Longyearbyen: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Ended: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Duration: 57 minutes


May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Longyearbyen

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Longyearbyen, 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

1:30 AM May 211:58 AM May 212:27 AM May 21
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Local times for eclipse in Longyearbyen on Monday, May 21, 2012

EventTime in LongyearbyenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 21 at 1:30 AMNorth8.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North.
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 1:58 AM15°North-northeast9.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 21 at 2:27 AM22°North-northeast9.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Longyearbyen (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Eclipses visible in Longyearbyen

Eclipse Visibility from LongyearbyenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1 / Jun 2SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarTotal
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
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