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November 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.

This is a hybrid eclipse because it is both a total and an annular eclipse.

What the eclipse will look like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point of the eclipse


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South/West Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, South/West North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

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.

Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Example cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible
Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

Solar Eclipse Path

Area seeing the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is not visible at all.

Shades of darkness

Night

Astronomical Twilight (Sun is 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon).

Nautical Twilight (Sun is 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon).

Civil Twilight (Sun is 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon).

Day

Area seeing the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 90% of the sun is covered.

Up to 40% of the sun is covered.

Eclipse is 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 happens worldwide

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see partial eclipse beginNov 3 at 10:05 AMNov 3 at 5:05 AM
First location to see full Eclipse beginNov 3 at 11:06 AMNov 3 at 6:06 AM
Maximum EclipseNov 3 at 12:51 PMNov 3 at 7:51 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse endNov 3 at 2:28 PMNov 3 at 9:28 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endNov 3 at 3:28 PMNov 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.
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