Oct 2, 2024 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).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- Parts of South America
Annular eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, France
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- Easter Island, Chile
- Punta Arenas, Chile
- Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
- Valdivia, Chile
- Osorno, Chile
- Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
- Puerto Montt, Chile
- Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
- Santiago, Chile
- Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
- Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina
- Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina
- Stanley, Falkland Islands
- King Edward Point, South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
- Viedma, Rio Negro, Argentina
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
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 2 at 3:44 PM||Oct 2 at 11:44 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Oct 2 at 4:51 PM||Oct 2 at 12:51 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 2 at 6:46 PM||Oct 2 at 2:46 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Oct 2 at 8:40 PM||Oct 2 at 4:40 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Oct 2 at 9:47 PM||Oct 2 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.
Eclipses viewable in Washington DC.
Eclipses during year 2024
- Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
- Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 2, 2024 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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