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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Columbia: Total Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm Countdown

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 53 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Columbia

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This total solar eclipse is fully visible in Columbia. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse is also visible in other areas, but the Moon does not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

1:13 pm Aug 212:43 pm Aug 214:06 pm Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Columbia on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in ColumbiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 1:13 pm171°South67.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 2:41 pm222°Southwest62.1°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 2:43 pm223°Southwest61.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsAug 21 at 2:44 pm223°Southwest61.7°
The total eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 4:06 pm248°West-southwest47.6°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Columbia (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Columbia

Eclipse Visibility From ColumbiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 21SolarTotal
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
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