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Flag for Vietnam May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Hanoi, Vietnam

Max view in Hanoi
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Hanoi: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Ended: Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute


May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Hanoi

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Hanoi, 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

5:16 AM May 215:16 AM May 216:13 AM May 21
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Local times for eclipse in Hanoi on Monday, May 21, 2012

EventTime in HanoiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 21 at 4:12 AM61°East-northeast14.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseMay 21 at 5:16 AM68°East-northeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 5:16 AM68°East-northeast0.2° 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 21 at 6:13 AM73°East-northeast11.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Hanoi (ICT – Indochina 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 Hanoi

Eclipse Visibility from HanoiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Hanoi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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