May 9 – May 10, 2013 Annular Solar Eclipse
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).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- South in Asia
- Indian Ocean
Annular eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia
- Broome, Western Australia, Australia
- Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
- Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
- Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
- Cairns, Queensland, Australia
- Townsville, Queensland, Australia
- Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Lae, Papua New Guinea
- Arawa, Papua New Guinea
- Honiara, Solomon Islands
- Palikir, Ponape, Micronesia
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Funafuti, Tuvalu
- Howland Island, U.S.A.
- Baker Island, U.S.A.
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, France
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||May 9 at 9:25 PM||May 9 at 5:25 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||May 9 at 10:31 PM||May 9 at 6:31 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 10 at 12:23 AM||May 9 at 8:23 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||May 10 at 2:20 AM||May 9 at 10:20 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||May 10 at 3:25 AM||May 9 at 11:25 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.
Eclipses during year 2013
- Apr 25, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 – May 10, 2013 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Oct 18 – Oct 19, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 3, 2013 Total Solar Eclipse
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