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Eclipse visible in Reno – May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Reno

This annular solar eclipse is fully visible in Reno.

Observers there can experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse is also visible in other areas, but the Moon does not move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” is not visible.

More about the May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Reno on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RenoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 5:15 PM271°West31.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 6:28 PM282°West-northwest17.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 6:31 PM282°West-northwest17.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsMay 20 at 6:33 PM283°West-northwest16.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 7:37 PM292°West-northwest5.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.

Times are local for Reno (PDT - Pacific Daylight Time).

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Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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