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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.

What to look for during annularity

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the eclipse will look like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.

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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.

Expand for cities where annular eclipse is visible
Expand for cities where partial eclipse is visible

Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area seeing the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

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

Night

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).

Day

Area seeing the annular solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun is covered.

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 Washington DC*
First location to see partial eclipse beginSep 1 at 6:11 AMSep 1 at 2:11 AM
First location to see full Eclipse beginSep 1 at 7:16 AMSep 1 at 3:16 AM
Maximum EclipseSep 1 at 9:00 AMSep 1 at 5:00 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse endSep 1 at 10:54 AMSep 1 at 6:54 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endSep 1 at 11:59 AMSep 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.
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Annular Solar Eclipse

Sep 1, 2016 at 6:11 AM UTC


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