March 8, 2016 – March 9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse will be visible from Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and from locations in the Pacific ocean.
The eclipse will be partial for people in South and East Asia and northern and eastern Australia.
The eclipse will begin at 11:20 p.m. (23:20) UTC, on March 8 with the maximum point of the eclipse occuring at 02:00am UTC on March 9. Totality will last for 4 mins 09 secs.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, North/East Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
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 Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Mar 8 at 11:18 PM||Mar 8 at 6:18 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Mar 9 at 12:14 AM||Mar 8 at 7:14 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 9 at 1:58 AM||Mar 8 at 8:58 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Mar 9 at 3:37 AM||Mar 8 at 10:37 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Mar 9 at 4:33 AM||Mar 8 at 11:33 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Total Solar Eclipse
Mar 8, 2016 at 11:18 PM UTC
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total 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 (this page)
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse