March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse will be visible from Svalbard and Faroe Islands. The eclipse will be partial for people in Iceland, Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa.
The eclipse will begin at 7:41am UTC, with the maximum point of the eclipse occuring at 09:45am UTC. Totality will last for 2 min 47 secs.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, West in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in New York*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 7:41 AM||Mar 20 at 3:41 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 9:09 AM||Mar 20 at 5:09 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 20 at 9:45 AM||Mar 20 at 5:45 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Mar 20 at 10:22 AM||Mar 20 at 6:22 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Mar 20 at 11:50 AM||Mar 20 at 7:50 AM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from New York. 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 visible in New York.
Countdown until Eclipse begins
Mar 20, 2015 at 7:41 AM UTC — Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Apr 4, 2015 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse