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July 11, 2010 — Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurs on July 11, 2010. Tourists and inhabitants on Easter Island (Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua) and other small islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, as well as in southern Argentina and Chile in South America, can witness this eclipse.

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in New York?

What the eclipse will look like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point of the eclipse


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South/West South America, Pacific.

The eclipse's path

The total solar eclipse on July 11, 2010 is visible in parts of South Amermica, but it does not touch the mainland until sunset. Therefore, those wishing to witness this eclipse on mainland southern Argentina and Chile see it during sunset.

The best place to watch the eclipse is Easter Island, but it is also visible in places such as Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Wellington Island, which is off the coast of Chile. The path of totality ends after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a large region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

Example cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible
Example cities where partial eclipse was visible

Was this eclipse visible in New York?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area seeing the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is not visible at all.

Shades of darkness

Night

Astronomical Twilight (Sun is 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon).

Nautical Twilight (Sun is 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon).

Civil Twilight (Sun is 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon).

Day

Area seeing the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is not visible at all.

Note: Percentage values (%) relate to moon coverage of the sun and depends on location. Visibility is weather permitting.


When the eclipse happens worldwide

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

EventUTC TimeTime in New York*
First location to see partial eclipse beginJul 11 at 5:09 PMJul 11 at 1:09 PM
First location to see full Eclipse beginJul 11 at 6:15 PMJul 11 at 2:15 PM
Maximum EclipseJul 11 at 7:35 PMJul 11 at 3:35 PM
Last location to see full Eclipse endJul 11 at 8:51 PMJul 11 at 4:51 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endJul 11 at 9:57 PMJul 11 at 5:57 PM

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from New York. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
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