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Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

Eclipse visible in Anchorage – Mar 8, 2016 Total Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in Anchorage (weather permitting).

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

The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun.

More about the Mar 8 – Mar 9, 2016 Total Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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 AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial eclipse beginsMar 8 at 5:39 PM248°West-southwest6.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseMar 8 at 6:13 PM256°West-southwest3.0° 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-southwest.
SunsetMar 8 at 6:44 PM262°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 8 at 6:46 PM262°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Anchorage (AKST - Alaska Standard Time).

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Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 2015LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 8, 2016SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 21, 2017SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2019LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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