Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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

Max View in Fairbanks
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Fairbanks: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Ended: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:33 PM


Duration: 52 minutes

Location

March 8, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Fairbanks

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Fairbanks, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

More about the March 8, 2016 – March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

StartMaxSunset
5:41 PM Mar 86:07 PM Mar 86:32 PM Mar 8
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

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

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 8 at 5:41 PM250°West-southwest4.5°
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 6:07 PM256°West-southwest2.0°
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 6:32 PM262°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 8 at 6:33 PM262°West0.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fairbanks (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 Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility From FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
Partial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
Transit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27LunarPartial
Total
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
Transit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fairbanks, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All Eclipses Worldwide, From 1900 to 2100