Watch the 2013 solar eclipse from Hawaii | May 9th 15:50 PM

You can see a partial solar eclipse from Hawaii on May 9th 2013 between ±14:30 and 17:00. The Eclipse will be visible from all Hawaiian islands, and lasts about 2.5 hours.

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This is what the 2013 partial solar eclipse will look like from Hawaii during the moment of greatest eclipse.

During the moment of largest eclipse the moon will cover about 35% of the sun. This moment falls on the Big Island at 15:52:49 and on Oahu a couple of minutes earlier, at 15:47:44. You can see a simulation of what this solar eclipse will look like from Hawaii below.

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Simulation of the 2013 solar eclipse from Hawaii

This simulation covers the partial solar eclipse as seen from Hilo in steps of 15 minutes. You can see the time and date of each simulation in the bottom left corner.

Partial Solar Eclipse simulation

Simulation of the May 9 2013 partial solar eclipse as seen from Hawaii. If you watch closely, you can see the moon passing in front of the sun.

If you want to see the frames on your own time you can find them in the following gallery:

Solar eclipse viewing safety information (important!)

Looking directly at the sun (even if it is partially eclipsed) is dangerous, and can permanently damage your eyes. For safe viewing “at home” you should wear eclipse glasses or consider indirect viewing methods such as building your own pinhole projector or have a look here for a list of all safe viewing options.

solar eclipse map

Map that shows the path of the solar eclipse (adapted from timeanddate.com). The dark strip in the center indicates the best locations for viewing the eclipse. Here, the Moon moves centrally in front of the Sun.
The eclipse is also visible in the areas that are shaded red, but less of the Sun’s disk is obscured. The fainter the red shading the less of the Sun’s disk is covered during the eclipse. In Hawaii, the Sun’s disk will be covered 35%.

The solar eclipse from other locations

Hawaii is one of the most northern places that get to see this solar eclipse, but only gets a “partial” show. For the full eclipse you have to be watching from northern Australia. You can find more information about the when, where and how if you are not on Hawaii on this dedicated NASA website.

7 thoughts on “Watch the 2013 solar eclipse from Hawaii | May 9th 15:50 PM

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  2. Eclipses in Vedic astrology…
    http://www.astro-vedic.com a local Vedic Astrologer in Puna on the Big Island.
    Watch the 2013 solar eclipse from Hawaii | May 9th 15:50 PM.

    Do you realize that in ancient times, astrologers were beheaded for not alerting the emperors in advance about eclipses?

    Solar Annular Eclipse.
    May 9, 2013.
    25 degrees Aries.
    4:28:22 pm PST.
    Bharani Nakshatra

    There will be a Solar Annular Eclipse on May 9th, 2013, in the constellation of Bharani. Bharani is located in the middle of the sign of Aries. Bharani’s shakti is the power to carry things away (apabharani shakti), and is connected with the termination or ending of things. Therefore this could be a good time to finish things that need finishing. It may also be a good time to release that which no longer serves, in order to clear the excess clutter from one’s life, whether it be mental, emotional, or physical clutter.

    This nakshatra’s desire, to be the lord of the ancestors, suggests that this may be a good time to contemplate through meditation and prayer one’s deeper connection to the divine source of creation and one’s true origin and nature.

    During a period of 6 days on either side of the eclipse, it is recommended that you do not begin any important new endeavors.

    The mantra to chant during the eclipse is Om Sri Bharani Nakshatra Devataye Namah.

    Eclipses were taken as negative omens. It's true, they're not the greatest days for important new beginnings or advancing one's material affairs. On the other hand, there is really no need to make them into dreaded events. In fact, eclipses are wonderful for introspection, meditation, cleaning house, letting go of old baggage, quiet time or any other spiritual pursuit. The idea of paying attention to eclipses, or any astrological event for that matter, is simply to harmonize your action with the astrological weather.

    Eclipses can be used on different levels as well. The most common way to use an eclipse in astrology is as an omen or sign portending global trends or events. Typically, because the eclipse is caused by a shadow passing across the Sun or the Moon, it is taken as an indication of negative events, suggesting problems for particular countries, leaders, or some aspect of world politics. On the other hand, eclipses can also be used for individuals. The astrological house in which the eclipse takes place will usually become sensitized for up to 6 months. If the eclipse falls near the same degree as a planet in the persons natal chart then it affects that planet and everything it symbolizes in the chart. If the eclipse falls on the persons natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or ruler of the Ascendant, then it will have a powerful effect.

    In the course of the ordinary activities of day to day life, eclipses should be avoided for important new beginnings in material areas. If you are thinking about starting a business, getting married, approaching your boss for a promotion, or proposing to your girlfriend, then an eclipse is not the time to do it. On the other hand, if you are thinking about going camping, going on a retreat, starting psychotherapy, ending a relationship, quitting a job, cleaning house, or just spending some quiet time, then an eclipse can be a good time to start.

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