Jul 9, 1945 Total Solar Eclipse
What the eclipse would look like near the maximum point
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like near the maximum point of the eclipse (weather permitting).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- Much of Asia
- North/East Africa
- North/West North America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Ontario, Oregon, U.S.A.
- Helena, Montana, U.S.A.
- Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
- Kokkola, Finland
- Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan
Partial eclipse visible in:
A large part of the Sun is eclipsed in these locations.
- Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Nuuk, Greenland
- Rovaniemi, Finland
- Kemi, Finland
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Helsinki, Finland
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Moscow, Russia
- Samara, Russia
- Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Oral, Kazakhstan
- Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
- Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Dushanbe, Tajikistan
When the eclipse happens worldwideThe eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Jul 9 at 11:00 AM||Jul 9 at 7:00 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Jul 9 at 12:14 PM||Jul 9 at 8:14 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 9 at 1:24 PM||Jul 9 at 9:24 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Jul 9 at 2:41 PM||Jul 9 at 10:41 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jul 9 at 3:56 PM||Jul 9 at 11:56 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses viewable in Washington DC.
Eclipses during year 1945
- Jan 14, 1945 Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jun 25, 1945 Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 9, 1945 Total Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Dec 18 – Dec 19, 1945 Total Lunar Eclipse
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