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May 20, 2012 Annular Eclipse, Good Viewing in Albuquerque, NM
March 18, 2012

An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 20, 2012, and Albuquerque, NM is on the central path.

According to Astronomy Lab 2:

Albuquerque, NM       Latitude:  35°05'01" N  Longitude:  106°39'05" W
Local Time = UT -   7.00 hours  Elevation: 1507 meters

                         Solar Eclipse Report for 2012

Solar eclipse on  5/20/2012
Sun rise:  4:59
Sun set:  19:08
Time of maximum eclipse: 16:53
Eclipse is annular
Eclipse is visible in the northern hemisphere

Solar eclipse on 11/13/2012
Sun rise:  6:40
Sun set:  17:02
Time of maximum eclipse: 15:12
Eclipse is total
Eclipse is visible in the southern hemisphere

The time of maximum eclipse (above) does not necessarily specify when the
eclipse will be maximal when viewed from the specified location.
To see how the eclipse will look at the specified location, run a
Planetarium movie of the eclipse.

Astronomy Lab 2 Planetarium Movie, Start of Eclipse

Astronomy Lab 2 Planetarium Movie, End of Eclipse

I taught myself Windows application development in the early 1990s by writing Astronomy Lab. Back then, although there were several programs that did a wonderful job displaying planetarium animations, apps like Astronomy Lab that could predict or graph astronomical phenomena were rare.

Keywords: Solar Eclipse, Astronomy, Astronomy Lab 2, Albuquerque NM

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