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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Des Moines: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:42 am Countdown

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes

Magnitude: 0.95


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Des Moines

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Des Moines, 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

11:42 am Aug 211:08 pm Aug 212:33 pm Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Des Moines on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in Des MoinesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 11:42 am138°Southeast53.8°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 1:08 pm176°South60.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 2:33 pm215°Southwest55.9°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Des Moines (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Des Moines

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