Oct 23, 2014 Partial 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).
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:
- East in Asia
- Much of North America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Kugluktuk, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Rae-Edzo, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Taloyoak, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
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||Oct 23 at 7:38 PM||Oct 23 at 3:38 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 23 at 9:45 PM||Oct 23 at 5:45 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Oct 23 at 11:52 PM||Oct 23 at 7:52 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 2014
- Apr 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 29, 2014 Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 8, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 23, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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