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Flag for U.S.A. May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Max view in Albuquerque
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse


Albuquerque: Annular Solar Eclipse


Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM


Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

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May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Albuquerque

Animation: How the Annular Solar Eclipse Looked

This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Albuquerque. Observers there could experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” was not visible.

More about the May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxSunset
6:28 PM May 207:36 PM May 208:06 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Albuquerque on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in AlbuquerqueDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 6:28 PM282°West-northwest18.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 7:33 PM291°West-northwest5.5°
The Annular phase starts
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 7:36 PM291°West-northwest5.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Full Eclipse endsMay 20 at 7:38 PM292°West-northwest4.7°
The Annular phase ends.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetMay 20 at 8:06 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 8:36 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Albuquerque (MDT – Mountain Daylight 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 Albuquerque

Eclipse Visibility from AlbuquerqueVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012May 20SolarAnnular
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Albuquerque, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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