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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs on July 1, 2011

The July 1 partial solar eclipse will occur only one lunation after the last partial solar eclipse. Unfortunately this eclipse will not be visible for most of the world. This eclipse will be the third of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.

Path of the partial solar eclipse

This image shows the partial solar eclipse’s path on July 1, 2011. The shades of red depict the eclipse's visibility.

Where is the Eclipse Visible?

The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011, will only be visible if you are on the coast of Antarctica, where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This eclipse occurs only one month after the June 1 partial solar eclipse. The lunar penumbra will briefly touch and only glance the globe off Lutzow-Holm bay which is on the coast of Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it.

Greatest Eclipse Occurrence

The greatest eclipse occurs at 08:39:11 UT with a magnitude of 0.096 at latitude -65° 09.5’, longitude +28° 38.9’.

Eclipse Animation

The following animation shows the partial solar eclipse for July owards the left in the animation. A white, round icon that represents the moon is seen underneath the icon of the sun.

The shadow shows where the eclipse’s is visible.

Please click on the play button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.

Eclipses in 2011

The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011 is one of six eclipses that occur in 2011. The full list of eclipses in 2011 includes:

timeanddate.com will provide information on more eclipses close to the time of their occurrence.

Useful tools

Eclipse enthusiasts and travelers can use the World Clock’s Time Zone Converter to help discover when the eclipse will occur in cities’ local time. People can also get the latest weather information for the eclipse’s date from the links located on the results page.

There are tips and tricks on our website that you can learn when viewing the partial solar eclipse. More useful tools are found at the bottom of this page.

Note: Universal Time (UT) is a timescale based on the Earth’s rotation. UT is about 0.26 seconds behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during most of July. Eclipse information courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and P. Harrington, author of Eclipse! The What, Where, When, Why & How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses.


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