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Partial solar eclipse on September 1 2016 (Brazil)

partial solar eclipse September 1, 2016 (Brazil)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Brasilia, Brazil on Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Local time America/Sao Paulo)

Moonrise to moonset12h6m
Distance to the center of the Sun150,949,104 km
Distance to the center of Earth392,383 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)0.1%
Lunar phasewaning
Current zodiac sign the MoonVirgo ♍
Moon age (days past new moon)29.3

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on September 1, 2016 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in Brazil from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
Rio BrancoNo-
São LuísNo-
Campo GrandeNo-
Belo HorizonteNo-
João PessoaYes Partial
Rio de JaneiroNo-
Porto AlegreNo-
Porto VelhoNo-
Boa VistaNo-
São PauloNo-

Information about this eclipse

partial solar eclipse This is an animated image which shows the shadow of the moon and its path on the map during the solar eclipse. Only the regions shaded by the moon may view this partial solar eclipse. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of partial solar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on image to enlarge it).

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

Information of the Greatest Eclipse

This image shows the moments of external and internal contacts with the Moon's penumbra (and Moon's umbra when applicable) as well as the horizon and geocentric coordinates of the Sun and the Moon as well as the place and moment of the greatest eclipse. Some of the information from the image has been condensed in the following table. Please regard that the information in the following table applies only to the place of maximum eclipse, latitude 10.7S and longitude 37.8E, on 2016-09-01 at 09:08:02 (UT).

Date (UT)2016-09-01
Time (UT)09:08:02
Sun alt.70
Sun azi.16
Path width100
Central Dur.03m06s

Eclipse schedule in Brazil

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of September 1, 2016 in Brazil. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Sun Alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

Event datePartial eclipse startsSun Alt.Total eclipse startsMax. eclipseSun Alt.AzimuthTotal eclipse endsEnds partial eclipseSun Alt.Mag.Obs.
João Pessoa (UTC -3)2016-09-0105:22(r)0(r)-05:22(r)0(r)082-05:25:2810.043(r)1%

if present, (r) means the eclipse is in progress at sunrise, while (s) means the eclipse is in progress at sunset.

You can read the table above as follows: On September 1, 2016 in João Pessoa (UTC -3), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 05:22(r), the maximum eclipse will occur at 05:22(r) when the Sun reaches an altitud of 0(r)° and azymuth of 082°;this event will come to an end at 05:25:28 and will have a magnitud of 0.043(r) (the magnitude of an eclipse is the ratio of the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse) and an obscurity of 0.01(r) (the fraction of the Sun obscured).

In João Pessoa, for example, due to the small fraction of the Sun obscured by the Moon (1%), this eclipse will not be very obvious.

your city is not listed?

To obtain eclipse information for a particular city, you may load the interactive world map. In addition, the world map shows the path of totality and the coordinates of the greatest eclipse. (Due to some limitations, this map may sometimes not load)

Protect your eyes

Observers must be very careful while viewing the solar eclipse. Our advice is to never look at the Sun with the naked eye.For safety, you must always use sunglasses, telescopes and binoculars with special filters. Never use these equipments without protection as the Sun's ultraviolet and infrared light may harm your eyes or cause blindness if you look at the Sun directly.

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Content last updated on 2016-01-23