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June 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.

Was this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

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


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).


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 beginJun 1 at 7:25 PMJun 1 at 3:25 PM
Maximum EclipseJun 1 at 9:16 PMJun 1 at 5:16 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endJun 1 at 11:06 PMJun 1 at 7:06 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.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 1, 2011.

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