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PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Over Hawaii

March 9, 2016, 8:41 AM HST
* Updated March 9, 8:46 AM
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Image: Chris Tinker

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.

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Unfortunately, many in Hawaii were not able to view the eclipse as a cold front swept down the island chain bringing overcast skies and rain which blocked the view of the sun during the solar phenomenon.

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 [email protected] – Mahalo!**

Image: Chris Tinker

Image: Chris Tinker from Kona

Image: Jeremy Elder

Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

Image: Jeremy Elder

Image: Jeremy Elder from Haleakalā

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Image: Michael Treloar

Image: Michael Treloar from Haleakalā

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