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Eclipse visible in Belfast – August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Belfast

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Belfast, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

More about the August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Belfast on Monday, August 21, 2017

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in BelfastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 7:38 PM280°West7.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 8:01 PM284°West-northwest4.7° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 8:24 PM289°West-northwest1.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Belfast (BST - British Summer Time).

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