20 / 21 May 2012 Solar Eclipse Timings in Canada


20 May 2012 Solar Eclipse

The first Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) of the year will occur on 20th / 21st May 2012. It will be an Annular Solar Eclipse. Such an eclipse takes place when Moon blocks most of the sun’s light and makes Sun look like an annulus.

Duration of this solar eclipse will be 5 minutes and 46 seconds (346 seconds).

The Solar Eclipse on May 20 2012 (Sunday) will be visible in most parts of Canada. However people in Canada will be able to see only the Partial Eclipse.

UTC Timing of 20th May 2012 Solar Eclipse :

(P1) Partial begin : 20:56:07 UTC
(U1) Total begin : 22:06:17 UTC
Greatest eclipse : 23:53:54 UTC
(U4) Total end : 1:39:11 UTC
(P4) Partial end : 2:49:21 UTC

The timings of the eclipse in the local time zone in major Provinces, Territories and Cities of Canada as per NASA is listed below in alphabetical order.

20 / 21 May 2012 Solar Eclipse Timings in Canada :

Alberta (AB)

1) Calgary – 6.03 pm to 8.18 pm MDT – Max at 7.14 pm
2) Edmonton – 6.01 pm to 8.13 pm MDT – Max at 7.09 pm
3) Lethbridge – 6.06 pm to 8.20 pm MDT – Max at 7.16 pm

British Columbia (BC)

1) Prince George – 4.53 pm to 7.15 pm PDT – Max at 6.07 pm
2) Vancouver – 4.58 pm to 7.24 pm PDT – Max at 6.14 pm
3) Victoria – 4.59 pm to 7.25 pm PDT – Max at 6.16 pm

Manitoba (MB)

1) Churchill – 7.04 pm to 8.54 pm CDT – Max at 8 pm
2) Winnipeg – 7.13 pm to 9.11 pm CDT – Max at 8.14 pm

New Brunswick (NB)

1) Fredericton – Solar Eclipse Not Visible
2) Saint John – Solar Eclipse Not Visible

Newfoundland and Labrador (NF, NL)

1) Saint St. John’s – Eclipse Not Visible

Northwest Territories (NT)

1) Inuvik – 5.31 pm to 7.42 pm MDT – Max at 6.38 pm
2) Yellowknife – 5.50 pm to 7.55 pm MDT – Max at 6.54 pm

Nova Scotia (NS)

1) Halifax – Solar Eclipse cannot be seen

Nunavut (NU)

1) Alert – 8.37 pm to 9.56 pm ADT – Max at 9.16 pm
2) Iqaluit – 8.01 pm to 9.28 pm EDT – Max at 8.45 pm
3) Resolute – 6.45 pm to 8.21 pm CDT – Max at 7.33 pm

Ontario (ON)

1) Hamilton – 8.19 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.41 pm
2) London – 8.20 pm EDT to Sun set – Max at 8.43 pm
3) North York – 8.19 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.40 pm
4) Ottawa – 8.17 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.31 pm
5) Sault Sainte Marie – 8.17 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 9.07 pm
6) Thunder Bay – 8.15 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 9.13 pm
7) Toronto – 8.19 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.40 pm
8) Windsor – 8.21 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.48 pm

Prince Edward Island (PE)

1) Charlottetown – Eclipse not visible

Quebec (QC)

1) Kuujjuaq – 8.07 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.51 pm
2) Quebec City – 8.15 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.18 pm
3) Montreal – 8.16 pm EDT to sunset – Max at 8.23 pm

Saskatchewan (SK)

1) Regina – 6.10 pm to 8.15 pm CST – Max at 7.14 pm
2) Saskatoon – 6.07 pm to 8.13 pm CST – Max at 7.12 pm

Yukon (YT)

1) Whitehorse – 4.34 pm to 7 pm PDT – Max at 5.49 pm

Abbreviations:

ADT – Atlantic  Daylight Time HAA (UTC – 3 hrs)
CDT – Central Daylight Time HAC (UT – 5 Hrs)
CST – Central Standard Time HNC (UTC – 6 Hrs)
EDT – Eastern Daylight Time HAE (UTC – 4 hour)
MDT – Mountain Daylight Time HAR (UT – 6 hrs)
MST – Mountain Standard Time HNR (UT – 7 hrs)
PDT – Pacific Daylight Time HAP (UTC – 7 hr)
DST – Daylight Saving Time
Universal Time (UT) and GMT are almost same