July 22, 2009.
Marakei Island. Eclipse Day
- Totality at 3:55pm.
0500 departure by Ferry for Marakei. Our ferry trip on eclipse day will take approximately 6-7 hours depending on our route and sea conditions. Our route will take us north past the neighboring island of Abaiang along the way
Arrival to Marakeiat approx. 12:00 noon local time.
First Contact occurs at 2:44 PM local time
Maximum eclipse is at 3:57 PM local time
Duration of totality is 3:59 at a viewing site on the beach.
Fourth Contact occurs at 5:01 PM local time
We will enjoy a celebration barbeque on the beach this evening before departure at approximately 5:30pm.
Return by Ferry to Tarawa - arrival at approx. 11:30pm
Circumstances for preliminary location:
2deg 2' 22.9" N
173deg 15' 30.1"E