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Flag for U.S.A. May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — St. George, Utah, U.S.A.

Max view in St. George
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

St. George: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Ended: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes


May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — St. George

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:22 PM May 207:34 PM May 208:37 PM May 20
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Local times for eclipse in St. George on Sunday, May 20, 2012

EventTime in St. GeorgeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 6:22 PM277°West25.3°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 7:32 PM287°West-northwest11.9°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 7:34 PM287°West-northwest11.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsMay 20 at 7:36 PM287°West-northwest11.1°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 8:37 PM296°West-northwest0.1°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for St. George (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in St. George

Eclipse Visibility from St. GeorgeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarAnnular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in St. George, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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