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Aug 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse

Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Charlottesville

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm 0.88 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Charlottesville

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
1:15 pm Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.Map direction South 179°
2:41 pm Mon, Aug 21
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.Map direction Southwest 221°
4:01 pm Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse ends The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.Map direction West-southwest 245°

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Charlottesville, 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. Check the weather for Charlottesville.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in Charlottesville

Eclipse Visibility From CharlottesvilleVisibility 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
Jan 31, 2018 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Jan 20/21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
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
Jul 4/5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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