January 4, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
The first of four partial solar eclipses occurs on January 4, 2011. This particular eclipse gives tourists and inhabitants in Europe, Northern Africa and Central Asia the chance to witness a small portion of the sun blocked by the moon.
Where the eclipse could be seen
Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: Much of Europe, South/East Asia, Much of Africa.
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 partial eclipse begin||Jan 4 at 6:39 AM||Jan 4 at 1:39 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 4 at 8:49 AM||Jan 4 at 3:49 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jan 4 at 10:59 AM||Jan 4 at 5:59 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2011
- Jan 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 15, 2011 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Nov 25, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 10, 2011 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse