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February 15, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Is this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

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


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).


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 beginFeb 15 at 6:55 PMFeb 15 at 1:55 PM
Maximum EclipseFeb 15 at 8:51 PMFeb 15 at 3:51 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endFeb 15 at 10:47 PMFeb 15 at 5:47 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.
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Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 13, 2018.

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Partial Solar Eclipse

Feb 15, 2018 at 6:55 PM UTC

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