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Posted On: 21 May 2012 03:47 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Japan observes annular solar eclipse

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May 21 (Xinhua)-- An annular solar eclipse was observed across Japan on Monday morning, including Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. The annular solar eclipse, also named "a ring of fire" eclipse, was visible on the Pacific coast side of southwestern to northeastern Japan, and it continued for about four to five minutes. A partial eclipse started at 6 a.m. in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan, according to local media. The annular solar eclipse occurred at around 7:20 a.m. and at around 7:32 a.m. in Tokyo urban area. The solar eclipse was first seen in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan in 1987. The next annular solar eclipse visible will be observed in Hokkaido, Japan in 2030. Screen Shot 2012-05-21 at 15.45.30.png English news cn