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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Saipan: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 1 minute


March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse — Saipan

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Saipan, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is still a spectacular sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

10:27 AM Mar 911:56 AM Mar 91:28 PM Mar 9
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Local times for eclipse in Saipan on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EventTime in SaipanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 9 at 10:27 AM121°East-southeast54.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMar 9 at 11:56 AM158°South-southeast69.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 9 at 1:28 PM219°Southwest65.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Saipan (ChST – Chamorro Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Saipan

Eclipse Visibility from SaipanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
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