July 11, 2010 — Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse occurs on July 11, 2010. Tourists and inhabitants on Easter Island (Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua) and other small islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, as well as in southern Argentina and Chile in South America, can witness this eclipse.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South/West South America, Pacific.
The eclipse's path
The total solar eclipse on July 11, 2010 is visible in parts of South Amermica, but it does not touch the mainland until sunset. Therefore, those wishing to witness this eclipse on mainland southern Argentina and Chile see it during sunset.
The best place to watch the eclipse is Easter Island, but it is also visible in places such as Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Wellington Island, which is off the coast of Chile. The path of totality ends after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The moon’s penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a large region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jul 11 at 17:09||Jul 11 at 1:09 PM|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Jul 11 at 18:15||Jul 11 at 2:15 PM|
|Maximum eclipse||Jul 11 at 19:35||Jul 11 at 3:35 PM|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Jul 11 at 20:51||Jul 11 at 4:51 PM|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jul 11 at 21:57||Jul 11 at 5:57 PM|
* 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2010
- Jan 15, 2010 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jun 26, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 11, 2010 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 / May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit
- Aug 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse