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September 22, 2006 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular 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/West Africa, South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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: 0 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 3 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 80183ce4c
Expand cities where annular 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=3502 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=New Amsterdam, Guyana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395328 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • New Amsterdam, Guyana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=1 cityid=3501 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Linden, Guyana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395392 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Linden, Guyana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=2 cityid=3610 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395456 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=3 cityid=194 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Paramaribo, Suriname DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395584 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Paramaribo, Suriname
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=4 cityid=3481 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395648 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=5 cityid=61 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Cayenne, French Guiana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395840 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Cayenne, French Guiana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=6 cityid=468 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=South Pole, Antarctica DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395904 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • South Pole, Antarctica
  • 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 4 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 80183cf6c
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=46 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bridgetown, Barbados DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395968 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=1 cityid=88 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Georgetown, Guyana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396032 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=2 cityid=729 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Castries, Saint Lucia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396096 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Castries, Saint Lucia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=3 cityid=718 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Fort-de-France, Martinique DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396160 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=4 cityid=731 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396288 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=5 cityid=698 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Roseau, Dominica DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396416 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Roseau, Dominica
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=6 cityid=588 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396480 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=7 cityid=707 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396608 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=8 cityid=706 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Saint George's, Grenada DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396736 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Saint George's, Grenada
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=9 cityid=688 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396800 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=10 cityid=446 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Belém, Pará, Brazil DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396928 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Belém, Pará, Brazil
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=11 cityid=4066 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396992 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=12 cityid=491 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397120 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=13 cityid=58 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Caracas, Venezuela DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397184 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=14 cityid=45 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397248 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=15 cityid=161 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Monrovia, Liberia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397312 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=16 cityid=727 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Jamestown, Saint Helena DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397376 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Jamestown, Saint Helena
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=17 cityid=56 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Cape Town, South Africa DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397440 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=18 cityid=397 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397568 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=19 cityid=3401 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands), South Africa DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372397760 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands), South Africa
  • 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 annular 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 annular 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 beginSep 22 at 8:38 AMSep 22 at 4:38 AM
First location to see full Eclipse beginSep 22 at 9:47 AMSep 22 at 5:47 AM
Maximum EclipseSep 22 at 11:38 AMSep 22 at 7:38 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse endSep 22 at 1:30 PMSep 22 at 9:30 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endSep 22 at 2:39 PMSep 22 at 10:39 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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