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Flag for USA May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Eureka, California, USA

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Eureka: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

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

Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes


May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Eureka

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Eureka. 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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:09 PM May 206:27 PM May 207:36 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Eureka on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in EurekaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 5:09 PM266°West36.2°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 6:25 PM278°West21.9°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 6:27 PM279°West21.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsMay 20 at 6:29 PM279°West21.1°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 7:36 PM289°West-northwest9.0°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Eureka (PDT – Pacific Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Eureka

Eclipse Visibility From EurekaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarAnnular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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