March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse
Astronomy: Same day as the March Equinox 2015
It's a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, North/West Asia, North/West Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 07:40||Mar 20 at 3:40 AM|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 09:09||Mar 20 at 5:09 AM|
|Maximum eclipse||Mar 20 at 09:45||Mar 20 at 5:45 AM|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Mar 20 at 10:21||Mar 20 at 6:21 AM|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Mar 20 at 11:50||Mar 20 at 7:50 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Apr 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 27 / Sep 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 / May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit
- Aug 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse