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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs on November 25, 2011

The last partial solar eclipse of 2011 will occur on November 25, 2011. This eclipse will be the last of the four partial solar eclipses in 2011 that occur throughout the year.

Where is the Eclipse Visible?

The November 25 partial solar eclipse will only be visible from a limited area in the southern hemisphere. The lunar penumbra will be centered near Antarctica, while its outermost edge will pass over portions of New Zealand’s South Island, Tasmania, and the southernmost part of South Africa. 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 06:20:17 UT with a magnitude of 0.905 near the coast of Antarctica at latitude -68° 34.1’, longitude +82° 24’.

Eclipse Animation

The following animation shows the partial solar eclipse for November 25, 2011. The icon of the sun can be seen moving across towards the left in the animation. A white, round icon that represents the moon is seen underneath the icon of the sun.

The brightest shadow at the center of the moving shadow shows the area where the annular solar eclipse is most visible: The eclipse’s visibility is 50 percent or more. The outermost area with the lightest shading shows where the eclipse’s visibility is between zero and 50 percent.

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 November 25, 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 0.34 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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