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Flag for Venezuela April 8, 2005 — Total Solar Eclipse — Caracas, Venezuela

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Friday, April 8, 2005 at 6:19 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Caracas: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 8, 2005 at 5:12 PM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 8, 2005 at 6:19 PM

Ended: Fri, Apr 8, 2005 at 7:18 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes


April 8, 2005 — Total Solar Eclipse — Caracas

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Caracas, 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

5:12 PM Apr 86:19 PM Apr 86:38 PM Apr 8
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Local times for eclipse in Caracas on Friday, April 8, 2005

EventTime in CaracasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 8 at 5:12 PM274°West20.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseApr 8 at 6:19 PM277°West4.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
SunsetApr 8 at 6:38 PM278°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 8 at 7:18 PM280°West10.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Caracas (VET – Venezuelan 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 and Transits Visible in Caracas

Eclipse Visibility From CaracasVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2004Jun 8VenusTransit
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 8SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPenumbral
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2006Sep 22SolarPartial
2006Nov 8MercuryTransit
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Caracas, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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