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Flag for Northern Mariana Islands November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse — Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Max view in Saipan
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Saipan: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Maximum: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Ended: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Duration: 44 minutes


November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse — Saipan

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:18 AM Nov 146:22 AM Nov 146:44 AM Nov 14
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Local times for eclipse in Saipan on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EventTime in SaipanDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 14 at 6:00 AM108°East-southeast4.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseNov 14 at 6:18 AM109°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 14 at 6:22 AM109°East-southeast0.2° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 14 at 6:44 AM110°East-southeast5.3°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Saipan (ChST – Chamorro 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 visible in Saipan

Eclipse Visibility from SaipanVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Saipan, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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