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May 9–10, 2013 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Boston?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Was this eclipse visible in Boston?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.

EventUTC TimeTime in Boston*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 9 at 21:25:11May 9 at 5:25:11 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 9 at 22:30:36May 9 at 6:30:36 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 10 at 00:25:16May 9 at 8:25:16 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 10 at 02:19:56May 9 at 10:19:56 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 10 at 03:25:23May 9 at 11:25:23 pm

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Boston are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Boston.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 29, 2014.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: April 25, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: May 25, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse