Nov 3, 2013 Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be partial for people in some parts of Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
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:
- South/West Europe
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- North/West South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Hamilton, Bermuda
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Freetown, Sierra Leone
- Monrovia, Liberia
- Accra, Ghana
- Lagos, Nigeria
- São Tomé, Sao Tome and Principe
- Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
- Port-Gentil, Gabon
- Libreville, Gabon
- Yaoundé, Cameroon
- Brazzaville, Congo
- Kinshasa, Congo Dem.Rep.
- Bangui, Central African Republic
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||Nov 3 at 10:05 AM||Nov 3 at 5:05 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Nov 3 at 11:06 AM||Nov 3 at 6:06 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Nov 3 at 12:51 PM||Nov 3 at 7:51 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Nov 3 at 2:28 PM||Nov 3 at 9:28 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Nov 3 at 3:28 PM||Nov 3 at 10:28 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.
Observers in the eastern coast of the United States, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be able to see a partial eclipse.
The eclipse will reach its maximum over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Liberia.
The whole eclipse will be visible to observers in Gabon, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Other eclipses in 2013
Eclipses during year 2013
- Apr 25, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 – May 10, 2013 Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 18 – Oct 19, 2013 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 3, 2013 Total Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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