Jun 1, 2011 Partial Solar Eclipse
A partial solar eclipse is visible from the high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere on June 1, 2011. This eclipse is the second of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.
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:
- Parts of Europe
- Parts of Asia
- Parts of North America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Norilsk, Russia
- Salekhard, Russia
- Naryan-Mar, Russia
- Belushya Guba, Russia
- Rovaniemi, Finland
- Murmansk, Russia
- Kirkenes, Norway
- Vadsø, Norway
- Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
- Hammerfest, Norway
- Alta, Norway
- Tromsø, Norway
- Kiruna, Sweden
- Bardufoss, Norway
- Narvik, Norway
- Harstad, Norway
- Danmarkshavn, Greenland
- Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
- Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands
- Reykjavik, Iceland
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||Jun 1 at 7:25 PM||Jun 1 at 3:25 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 1 at 9:16 PM||Jun 1 at 5:16 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Jun 1 at 11:07 PM||Jun 1 at 7:07 PM|
* 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.
The June 1 partial solar eclipse is only visible to those who plan on traveling north for the summer. A very small partial eclipse can be seen from northern Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and portions of northeastern Asia. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it. This allows many viewers the opportunity to view at least a small portion of the sun being blocked by the moon.
Eclipses in 2011
- A partial solar eclipse on January 4.
- A total lunar eclipse on June 15.
- A partial solar eclipse on July 1.
- A partial solar eclipse on November 25.
- A total lunar eclipse on December 10.
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