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Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Eclipse visible in San Diego – May 20, 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in in San Diego (weather permitting).

The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in San Diego, 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.

More about the May 20 - May 21, 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in San Diego 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 San DiegoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 5:28 PM278°West26.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 6:40 PM287°West-northwest11.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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

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.

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

Other eclipses visible in San Diego

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
San Diego
Looks like in
San Diego
Path of the eclipse
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 21, 2017SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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