September 1, 2016 — Annular Solar Eclipse
The annular solar eclipse will be visible from central Africa, Madagascar and locations from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
The eclipse will be partial for people in most of Africa.
The eclipse will begin at 06:14 AM a.m. UTC. The maximum point of the eclipse will take place at 09:01 a.m. UTC. Annularity will last for 3 mins 06 secs.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South in Asia, East in Australia, Much of Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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||Sep 1 at 6:11 AM||Sep 1 at 2:11 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Sep 1 at 7:16 AM||Sep 1 at 3:16 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 1 at 9:00 AM||Sep 1 at 5:00 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Sep 1 at 10:54 AM||Sep 1 at 6:54 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Sep 1 at 11:59 AM||Sep 1 at 7:59 AM|
* 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
Annular Solar Eclipse
Sep 1, 2016 at 6:11 AM 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
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse