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Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, 2006

Note: The day of an eclipse is given in Universal Time (UT) and may start a day earlier or later depending on your time zone. (See Phenomena, 2006, to find time of eclipse.)

  • March 15. Penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
  • March 29. Total eclipse of the Sun. Visible in Brazil, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, northwest Chad, Libya, the northwest tip of Egypt, Turkey, northwest Georgia, southwest Russia, Kazakstan, the southern tip of Russia, and ends in the northern tip of Mongolia.
  • Sept. 7. Partial eclipse of the Moon. Visible from parts of Antarctica, Australasia, Asia, Africa, and Europe including the British Isles.
  • Sept. 22. Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, the South Atlantic Ocean, and ends southwest of the Kerguelen Islands

See also Encyclopedia: eclipse and Quiz: eclipse.

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