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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.

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: 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.

Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

Solar Eclipse Path

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

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 beginOct 23 at 7:38 PMOct 23 at 3:38 PM
Maximum EclipseOct 23 at 9:45 PMOct 23 at 5:45 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endOct 23 at 11:52 PMOct 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.
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