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Flag for USA May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Atlanta: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes


May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Atlanta

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Atlanta, 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

8:28 PM May 208:35 PM May 208:35 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Atlanta on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in AtlantaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 8:28 PM294°West-northwest0.9°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 8:35 PM295°West-northwest0.2° below
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.
SunsetMay 20 at 8:35 PM295°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 10:20 PM312°Northwest19.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Atlanta (EDT – Eastern 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 and Transits Visible in Atlanta

Eclipse Visibility From AtlantaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Atlanta, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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