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Flag for Tokelau July 21, 2009 — Total Solar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Maximum: Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Ended: Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes


July 21, 2009 — Total Solar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Fakaofo, 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

4:13 PM Jul 215:15 PM Jul 216:11 PM Jul 21
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 21 at 4:13 PM299°West-northwest27.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseJul 21 at 5:15 PM294°West-northwest14.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 21 at 6:11 PM291°West-northwest1.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility From FakaofoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20LunarPartial
2000Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
2001Jul 5LunarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 25 / May 26LunarPenumbral
2004Jun 7VenusPartial Transit
2005Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 16 / Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 6SolarPartial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 6LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 21SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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