Partial Eclipse of the Sun: 2011 June 01

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Partial Eclipse of the Sun on 2011 June 01

The global visibility of this solar eclipse is shown in the diagram to the left. A higher quality version of this global plot can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on this image.

An explanation of this diagram can be found here.


Animation of the Partial Eclipse of the Sun on 2011 June 01

The animation shown in the diagram to the right illustrates the motion of the shadow of the Moon at five minute intervals. This animation runs in a continuous loop.

This graphic, provided by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram.

Local Circumstances and Animations

Diagrams showing the configuration of the eclipse including the local circumstances are available for the 59 locations given in the following table. All timing information is given in Universal time (UT). Animations showing the progress of the eclipse are also available for the locations specified. These animations can be as large as 275kb in size. It may be necessary to download these files for optimum performance. Eclipses for the locations listed in the following table in the period 1501 CE to 2100 CE can be found by following the location link.

LocationAvailable data
Charlottetown, P.E.I., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Churchill, Man., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dawson, Y.T., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Inuvik, N.W.T., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Iqaluit, Nunavut, CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Moncton, N.B., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Repulse Bay, Nunavut, CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
St John's, Nfld., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sept Iles, Que., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yellowknife, N.W.T., CanadaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Daqing, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hailar, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Harbin, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Jiamusi, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Qiqihar, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Suihua, ChinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ammassalik, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ilulissat, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ittoqqortoormiit, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nuuk, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Qaanaaq, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Qaqortoq, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sisimiut, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Station Nord, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Upernavik, GreenlandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Akureyri, IcelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Reykjavik, IcelandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Akita, JapanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kanazawa, JapanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Niigata, JapanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sapporo, JapanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sendai, JapanLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Ch'ongjin, North KoreaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bodo, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tromso, NorwayLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Aldan, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Anadyr, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Blagoveshchensk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Bodaybo, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Khabarovsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Komsomol'sk-na-Amure, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Magadan, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Mirnyy, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Murmansk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Noril'sk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Susuman, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tiksi, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tynda, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Urengoy, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vladivostok, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Vorkuta, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yakutsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian FederationLocal CircumstancesAnimation
St-Pierre, St Pierre and MiquelonLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Longyearbyen, SvalbardLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kiruna, SwedenLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Fairbanks, AK, United StatesLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nome, AK, United StatesLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipse Trivia

I have been asked whether or not this partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the United Kingdom. The answer is yes, but you will have to be located in either the northernmost part of the Shetland Islands or on the north-west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides.

If we use Skaw on Unst in the Shetland Island as an example, the eclipse begins at 21:05:13 UT. The lower limb of the Sun sets at 21:11.7 UT and the upper limb sets at 21:18.7 UT. The Moon begins to obscure the Sun at the "2:30 position" on the Sun's disc, the eclipse will only be visible for a little under ten minutes assuming clear conditions near the horizon. Someone observing the eclipse may see a maximum obscuration of approximately 4% as the sun sets.

Using the Butt of Lewis in the Hebrides as another example location, the eclipse begins at 21:12:06 UT. The lower limb of the Sun sets at 21:12.4 UT and the upper limb sets at 21:18.3 UT. As the Moon begins to obscure the Sun at the "3 o'clock" position on the Sun's disc, the eclipse will only be visible for a little over three minutes assuming there are no clouds around the horizon. Someone observing the eclipse may see a maximum obscuration of approximately 1% as the sun sets. A challenging observation!

Eclipses in 2011

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