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Flag for USA March 8, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Anchorage: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Ended: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes


March 8, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Anchorage

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

5:38 PM Mar 86:12 PM Mar 86:45 PM Mar 8
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 8 at 5:38 PM248°West-southwest7.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseMar 8 at 6:12 PM255°West-southwest3.2°
Moon 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 6:45 PM262°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 8 at 6:45 PM263°West0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Anchorage (AKST – Alaska Standard 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 and Transits Visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility From AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarPartial
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Anchorage, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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