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Flag for France August 12, 2026 — Total Solar Eclipse — Paris, France

Max view in Paris
Wednesday, August 12, 2026 at 8:17 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Paris: Partial Solar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Aug 12, 2026 at 7:22 PM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 12, 2026 at 8:17 PM

Ends: Wed, Aug 12, 2026 at 9:09 PM


Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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August 12, 2026 — Total Solar Eclipse — Paris

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Paris, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is still a spectacular sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
7:22 PM Aug 128:17 PM Aug 129:09 PM Aug 12
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Local times for eclipse in Paris on Wednesday, August 12, 2026

EventTime in ParisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 12 at 7:22 PM274°West16.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 12 at 8:17 PM284°West-northwest7.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 12 at 9:09 PM294°West-northwest0.1° below
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for Paris (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Paris

Eclipse Visibility from ParisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2021Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Partial
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
Partial
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Mar 29SolarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
Total
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2028Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
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