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Flag for U.S.A. May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Diego
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

San Diego: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes


May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — San Diego

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

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

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:28 PM May 206:40 PM May 207:43 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in San Diego on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in San DiegoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 5:28 PM278°West26.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 6:40 PM287°West-northwest11.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
SunsetMay 20 at 7:43 PM295°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 7:43 PM295°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for San Diego (PDT – Pacific 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 visible in San Diego

Eclipse Visibility from San DiegoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in San Diego, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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