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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Road Town: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Road Town

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Road Town, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is a spectacular sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

2:14 pm Aug 213:36 pm Aug 214:47 pm Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Road Town on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in Road TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 2:14 pm261°West62.0°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 3:36 pm269°West42.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 4:47 pm275°West25.8°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Road Town (AST – Atlantic Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Road Town

Eclipse Visibility From Road TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16LunarPenumbral
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
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