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.
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.
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||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 11:06 PM||Jun 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.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2011
- Jan 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Nov 25, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 10 / Dec 11, 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 27 / 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 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse