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October 23, 2014 — Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014 will be visible from many parts of the United States and Canada.

Was this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the eclipse looked like near the maximum point

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Where the eclipse could be seen

Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: East in Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic.

The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Sibera at 19:38 (7:38 pm) UTC. As it moves east, much of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse will take place at 21:45 (9:45 pm) UTC over Canada's Nunavut Territory near Prince of Wales Island.

The eclipse will end at 23:52 (11:52 pm) UTC.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

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

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 partial eclipse beginOct 23 at 7:36 PMOct 23 at 3:36 PM
Maximum EclipseOct 23 at 9:43 PMOct 23 at 5:43 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endOct 23 at 11:50 PMOct 23 at 7:50 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.
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