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Flag for USA May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Lubbock, Texas, USA

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Lubbock: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes


May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Lubbock

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Animation: How the Annular Solar Eclipse Looked

This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Lubbock. 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

7:31 PM May 208:36 PM May 208:45 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in Lubbock on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in LubbockDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 7:31 PM285°West-northwest13.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 8:33 PM294°West-northwest1.6°
The Annular phase starts
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 8:36 PM294°West-northwest1.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Full Eclipse endsMay 20 at 8:38 PM294°West-northwest0.9°
The Annular phase ends.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
SunsetMay 20 at 8:45 PM295°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 9:34 PM303°West-northwest9.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Lubbock (CDT – Central 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 Lubbock

Eclipse Visibility From LubbockVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarAnnular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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