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Flag for United Kingdom August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

London: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Duration: 48 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — London

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in London, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:40 PM Aug 218:04 PM Aug 218:10 PM Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in London on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 7:40 PM285°West-northwest3.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 8:04 PM289°West-northwest0.5°
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 21 at 8:10 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 8:28 PM290°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for London (BST – British Summer 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 London

Eclipse Visibility from LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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