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January 26, 2028 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular 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/West Europe, North/West Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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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 the partial eclipse beginJan 26 at 12:06Jan 26 at 7:06 AM
First location to see the full eclipse beginJan 26 at 13:14Jan 26 at 8:14 AM
Maximum eclipseJan 26 at 15:05Jan 26 at 10:05 AM
Last location to see the full eclipse endJan 26 at 17:00Jan 26 at 12:00 Noon
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJan 26 at 18:08Jan 26 at 1:08 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 maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 1, 2030.

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