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May 10, 1994 — Annular Solar Eclipse

What the eclipse will look like near the maximum point

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


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: Much of Europe, East in Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

Example cities where annular eclipse was visible
Example cities where partial eclipse was visible

Was this eclipse visible in New York?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area seeing the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is not visible at all.

Shades of darkness

Night

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

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

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

Day

Area seeing the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is 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 happens worldwide

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

EventUTC TimeTime in New York*
First location to see partial eclipse beginMay 10 at 2:12 PMMay 10 at 10:12 AM
First location to see full Eclipse beginMay 10 at 3:20 PMMay 10 at 11:20 AM
Maximum EclipseMay 10 at 5:13 PMMay 10 at 1:13 PM
Last location to see full Eclipse endMay 10 at 7:02 PMMay 10 at 3:02 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endMay 10 at 8:10 PMMay 10 at 4:10 PM

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from New York. 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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