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Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse


Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in London

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0.10 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Duration: 48 minutes

Location

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — London

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in London. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (BST) for London.

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
7:40 pm Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 284°
3.8°
8:04 pm Mon, Aug 21
Maximum Eclipse 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 289°
0.5°
8:10 pm Mon, Aug 21Not directly visibleSunset Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 290°
-0.2°
8:28 pm Mon, Aug 21Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 293°
-2.9°

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in London, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers only a small portion of the Sun. Check the weather for London.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in London

Eclipse Visibility From LondonVisibility Worldwide
Aug 21, 2017 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Jul 27/28, 2018 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 16/17, 2019 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 11, 2019 Partial Mercury TransitPartial Mercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.