Mar 29, 2006 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).
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- Much of Asia
- Parts of South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
Partial eclipse visible in:
A large part of the Sun is eclipsed in these locations.
- Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
- Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Lome, Togo
- Porto Novo, Benin
- Lagos, Nigeria
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||Mar 29 at 7:37 AM||Mar 29 at 2:37 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Mar 29 at 8:35 AM||Mar 29 at 3:35 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 29 at 10:09 AM||Mar 29 at 5:09 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Mar 29 at 11:48 AM||Mar 29 at 6:48 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Mar 29 at 12:46 PM||Mar 29 at 7:46 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 2006
- Mar 14 – Mar 15, 2006 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Mar 29, 2006 Total Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Sep 7, 2006 Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 22, 2006 Annular Solar Eclipse
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