Jan 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.
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 Europe
- South/East Asia
- Much of Africa
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Paris, France
- Rome, Italy
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Brussels, Belgium
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Vienna, Vienna, Austria
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Budapest, Hungary
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Oslo, Norway
- Bucharest, Romania
- Warsaw, Poland
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Vilnius, Lithuania
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||Jan 4 at 6:40 AM||Jan 4 at 1:40 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 4 at 8:50 AM||Jan 4 at 3:50 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jan 4 at 11:00 AM||Jan 4 at 6:00 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 in 2011
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