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    Solar eclipse of August 1, 2008. The area of total eclipse is the very small black region near the center of the much larger, moving shadow of partial eclipse

    The solar eclipse of August 1, 2008 was a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.039 that was visible from a narrow corridor through northern Canada (Nunavut), Greenland, central Russia, eastern Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and China. It belonged to the so-called midnight sun eclipses, as it was visible from regions experiencing midnight sun.

    In Siberia, the total eclipse zone passed through populated places, including the "capital of Siberia" Novosibirsk, and the cities of Nizhnevartovsk, Barnaul and Biysk. The greatest eclipse duration was reached near the town of Nadym in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Northern Siberia.

    A partial eclipse could be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including eastern North America and most of Europe and Asia.

    Type of the eclipse

    Nature of the eclipse Total
    Gamma 0.8306
    Magnitude 1.0394
    Duration at greatest eclipse point 147 s (2 min 27 s) at 10:21:08 UTC,in northern Russia: [show location an interactive map]65░38′48″N,72░16′24″E
    Maximum width of band 236.9 km

    Eclipse visible from the countries:


    The eclipse began in far northern Canada, at about 09:24 UT; the zone of totality being 206 km wide, and lasted for 1 minute 30 seconds. The track then headed north-east, crossing northern Greenland at about 09:30, and passed near the pole before dipping down into Russia.


    The totality touched the northeast corner of Kvit°ya, an uninhabited island in the Svalbard archipelago, at 09:47 UT.


    The eclipse reached the Russian mainland at 10:10 UT, with a path 232km wide, and a duration of 2 minutes 26 seconds. The greatest eclipse occurred shortly after, at 10:21 UT, when the path was 236 km wide, and the duration up to 2 minutes 27 seconds.


    The path then moved south-east, crossing into Mongolia and just clipping Kazakhstan at around 10:58 UT. The path here was 252 km wide, but the duration was down to 2 minutes 10 seconds. The path then ran down the China-Mongolia border, ending in China at 11:18 UT, with an eclipse lasting 1 minute 27 seconds at sunset.

    Other countries

    A partial eclipse was seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including eastern North America and most of Europe and Asia.


    Novosibirsk: one minute before the total eclipse


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