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May 9, 1929 — Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the eclipse looked like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.

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Where the eclipse could be seen

Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, Much of Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 1 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 2 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 8017cc614
Expand for cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 1 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 2 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3cnt:
    DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=0 cityid=1228 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=George Town, Malaysia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391232 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • George Town, Malaysia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=1 cityid=2503 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Langkawi, Malaysia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391296 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=2 cityid=3832 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Alor Setar, Malaysia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391360 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Alor Setar, Malaysia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=3 cityid=3616 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Hat Yai, Thailand DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391424 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Hat Yai, Thailand
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=4 cityid=2399 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Iloilo City, Philippines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391488 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Iloilo City, Philippines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=5 cityid=1974 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bacolod, Philippines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391616 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bacolod, Philippines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=6 cityid=1238 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Cebu City, Philippines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391680 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Cebu City, Philippines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=7 cityid=4376 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Baybay, Philippines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391744 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Baybay, Philippines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 3 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 0 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 4 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 8017cc75c
Expand cities where partial eclipse was visible
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 1 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 2 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3cnt:
    DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=0 cityid=216 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Saint-Denis, Reunion (French) DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391808 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Saint-Denis, Reunion (French)
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=1 cityid=201 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Port Louis, Mauritius DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391872 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=2 cityid=932 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372391936 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=3 cityid=561 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392000 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=4 cityid=108 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392128 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=5 cityid=122 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392192 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=6 cityid=236 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Singapore, Singapore DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392256 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=7 cityid=208 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Yangon, Myanmar DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392320 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=8 cityid=28 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bangkok, Thailand DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392384 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=9 cityid=199 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Phnom Penh, Cambodia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392448 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=10 cityid=260 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Vientiane, Laos DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392512 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=11 cityid=218 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392576 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=12 cityid=95 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Hanoi, Vietnam DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392640 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=13 cityid=693 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392704 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=14 cityid=102 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Hong Kong, Hong Kong DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392832 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=15 cityid=145 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Manila, Philippines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392896 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Manila, Philippines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=16 cityid=1072 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372392960 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=17 cityid=2174 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Melekeok, Palau DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372393024 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Melekeok, Palau
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=18 cityid=1069 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Colonia, Yap, Micronesia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372393088 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Colonia, Yap, Micronesia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=19 cityid=91 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Hagåtña, Guam DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372393152 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Hagåtña, Guam
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 5

Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area that saw the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun was covered

Up to 90% of the sun was covered

Up to 40% of the sun was covered

Eclipse was not visible at all

Shades of darkness

Night

Astronomical Twilight (Sun was 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon).

Nautical Twilight (Sun was 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon).

Civil Twilight (Sun was 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon).

Day

Area that saw the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun was covered

Up to 90% of the sun was covered

Up to 40% of the sun was covered

Eclipse was not visible at all

Note: Percentage values (%) relate to moon coverage of the sun and depends on location. Visibility is weather permitting.

When the eclipse happened worldwide

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see partial eclipse beginMay 9 at 3:32 AMMay 8 at 11:32 PM
First location to see full Eclipse beginMay 9 at 4:28 AMMay 9 at 12:28 AM
Maximum EclipseMay 9 at 6:12 AMMay 9 at 2:12 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse endMay 9 at 7:50 AMMay 9 at 3:50 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endMay 9 at 8:47 AMMay 9 at 4:47 AM

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
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