March 8, 2016 – March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse
The Total Solar Eclipse was visible from parts of Indonesia including Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi, and from locations in the Pacific Ocean.
Observers in northern and eastern Australia, South Asia, and East Asia were able to see a partial eclipse.
The eclipse started at 23:19 UTC on March 8, 2016, and its maximum point was at 01:59 UTC on March 9, 2016. Totality lasted for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, North/West Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
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 8 at 23:19||Mar 8 at 6:19 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Mar 9 at 00:15||Mar 8 at 7:15 pm|
|Maximum eclipse||Mar 9 at 01:59||Mar 8 at 8:59 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Mar 9 at 03:38||Mar 8 at 10:38 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Mar 9 at 04:34||Mar 8 at 11:34 pm|
* 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 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- 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