Oct 14, 2023 Annular 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 Africa
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
Annular eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Medford, Oregon, U.S.A.
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
- Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.A.
- Midland, Texas, U.S.A.
- Orange Walk Town, Belize
- Belmopan, Belize
- Belize City, Belize
- Choloma, Honduras
- Tela, Honduras
- La Ceiba, Honduras
- Limón, Costa Rica
- Cali, Colombia
Partial eclipse visible in:
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
- Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
- Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
- Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- San Salvador, El Salvador
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Managua, Nicaragua
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Panama, Panama
- Bogota, Colombia
- Quito, Ecuador
- Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
- Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
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||Oct 14 at 3:04 PM||Oct 14 at 11:04 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Oct 14 at 4:11 PM||Oct 14 at 12:11 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 14 at 6:04 PM||Oct 14 at 2:04 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Oct 14 at 7:50 PM||Oct 14 at 3:50 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Oct 14 at 8:56 PM||Oct 14 at 4:56 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 2023
- Apr 20, 2023 Total Solar Eclipse
- May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Oct 28, 2023 Partial Lunar Eclipse
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