Aug 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
What the eclipse would look like near the maximum point
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like near the maximum point of the eclipse (weather permitting).
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- West in Europe
- Parts of Asia
- West in Africa
- Much of North America
- Parts of South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.
- Jackson, Wyoming, U.S.A.
- Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.A.
- Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
- Clarksville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
- Cleveland, Tennessee, U.S.A.
- Toccoa, Georgia, U.S.A.
- Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A.
- Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Partial eclipse visible in:
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.
- Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
- Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A.
- St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
- Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
When the eclipse happens worldwideThe 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||Aug 21 at 3:47 PM||Aug 21 at 11:47 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Aug 21 at 4:49 PM||Aug 21 at 12:49 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 21 at 6:22 PM||Aug 21 at 2:22 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Aug 21 at 8:03 PM||Aug 21 at 4:03 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Aug 21 at 9:05 PM||Aug 21 at 5:05 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 viewable in Washington DC.
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 – Feb 11, 2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7, 2017 Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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