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September 13, 2015 — Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse will only be visible from South Africa, Antractica and locations in Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

Is this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Seattle?

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: South in Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

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


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).


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 Seattle*
First location to see partial eclipse beginSep 13 at 4:42 AMSep 12 at 9:42 PM
Maximum EclipseSep 13 at 6:54 AMSep 12 at 11:54 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endSep 13 at 9:07 AMSep 13 at 2:07 AM

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Seattle. 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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Sep 13, 2015 at 4:42 AM UTC — Partial Solar Eclipse


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