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PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Over Hawaii

March 9, 2016, 8:47 AM HST (Updated March 9, 2016, 4:58 PM) · 0 Comments
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Image: Chris Tinker from Kona

Yesterday evening, Hawaiʻi was the first state in the US to get a total solar eclipse since the last solar eclipse over Hawaii in 1991.

Having said that, the path of totality actually passed just south of Midway between the Hawaiian Islands and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

For the main Hawaiian Islands we experienced a partial solar eclipse since we weren’t directly on the path. Images taken from the main Hawaiian Islands (see slideshow below) therefore do not show the sun being blocked in totality.

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    This deep partial solar eclipse occurred from 4:33 p.m. to 6:33 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

    During that time, the moon blocked an estimated 70% of the sun at the peak of the eclipse, which occur around 5:37 p.m.

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    The eclipse occurred right around sunset so the sun was very low in the sky. The Bishop Museum planetarium website reports the sun was just 14° above the horizon at the start of yesterday’s event.

    The event was also total over much of Indonesia, including the southern parts of both Borneo and Sumatra.

    **If you have photos you would like to contribute to our slideshow, please email them to malika@bigislandnow.com – Mahalo!**

    Image: Paul Dagdag

    Image: Paul Dagdag from Kealakekua

    Image: Chris Tinker from Kona

    Image: Chris Tinker from Kona

    Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

    Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

    Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

    Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

    Image: Michael Treloar from Haleakalā

    Image: Michael Treloar from Haleakalā

    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.
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