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April 29, 2014 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular 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: South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area that saw the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the Sun was covered.

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

Night

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).

Day

Area that saw the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the Sun was covered.

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 the partial eclipse beginApr 29 at 03:52Apr 28 at 11:52 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 29 at 05:58Apr 29 at 1:58 am
Maximum eclipseApr 29 at 06:03Apr 29 at 2:03 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 29 at 06:14Apr 29 at 2:14 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 29 at 08:14Apr 29 at 4:14 am

* 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.
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Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 1, 2016.

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