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Partial solar eclipse on August 21 2017 (United Kingdom)

partial solar eclipse August 21, 2017 (United Kingdom)
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 London, England, United Kingdom on Monday, August 21, 2017. (Local time Europe/London)

Moonrise to moonset14h49m
Distance to the center of the Sun151,330,034 km
Distance to the center of Earth372,013 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)0.9%
Lunar phasewaning
Current zodiac sign the MoonLeo ♌
Moon age (days past new moon)28.6

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in United Kingdom 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
London, EnglandYes Partial
Manchester, EnglandYes Partial
Birmingham, EnglandYes Partial
Liverpool, EnglandYes Partial
Cardiff, WalesYes Partial
Swansea, WalesYes Partial
Newport, WalesYes Partial
Wrexham, WalesYes Partial
Glasgow, ScotlandYes Partial
Edinburgh, ScotlandYes Partial
Aberdeen, ScotlandYes Partial
Dundee, ScotlandYes Partial
Belfast, Northern IrelandYes Partial
Derry, Northern IrelandYes Partial
Lisburn, Northern IrelandYes Partial
Newtownabbey, Northern IrelandYes Partial

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 37.0N and longitude 87.7W, on 2017-08-21 at 18:26:40 (UT).

Date (UT)2017-08-21
Time (UT)18:26:40
Sun alt.64
Sun azi.198
Path width115
Central Dur.02m40s

Eclipse schedule in United Kingdom

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the partial solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 in United Kingdom. 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.
London, England (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:40:284-20:04:340289-20:06(s)0(s)0.1044%
Manchester, England (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:39:215-20:02:012287-20:19(s)0(s)0.0893.1%
Birmingham, England (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:39:515-20:03:292288-20:16(s)0(s)0.0983.6%
Liverpool, England (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:39:156-20:02:163286-20:22(s)0(s)0.0913.3%
Cardiff, Wales (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:40:066-20:05:192287-20:18(s)0(s)0.1114.4%
Swansea, Wales (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:39:546-20:05:162286-20:22(s)0(s)0.1124.4%
Newport, Wales (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:40:055-20:05:072287-20:18(s)0(s)0.114.3%
Wrexham, Wales (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:39:246-20:02:502287-20:21(s)0(s)0.0953.5%
Glasgow, Scotland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:467-19:58:324285-20:19:0020.0722.3%
Edinburgh, Scotland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:38:017-19:58:134285-20:18:0810.0692.1%
Aberdeen, Scotland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:486-19:56:054286-20:14:1220.0561.6%
Dundee, Scotland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:507-19:57:234285-20:16:4120.0641.9%
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:548-20:00:505284-20:23:2320.0883.1%
Derry, Northern Ireland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:149-20:00:216283-20:23:0430.0883.1%
Lisburn, Northern Ireland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:548-20:00:595284-20:23:4020.0893.2%
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland (UTC 1)2017-08-2119:37:518-20:00:425284-20:23:1020.0873.1%

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 August 21, 2017 in London, England (UTC 1), an eclipse of type partial solar eclipse will start at 19:40:28, the maximum eclipse will occur at 20:04:34 when the Sun reaches an altitud of 0° and azymuth of 289°;this event will come to an end at 20:06(s) and will have a magnitud of 0.104 (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 0.04 (the fraction of the Sun obscured).

In London, England, for example, due to the small fraction of the Sun obscured by the Moon (4%), 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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