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May 21, 2031 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the eclipse will look like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, North/East Australia, South/East Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

Expand for cities where annular eclipse is visible
Expand for cities where partial eclipse is visible

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 partial eclipse beginMay 21 at 4:12 AMMay 21 at 12:12 AM
First location to see full Eclipse beginMay 21 at 5:17 AMMay 21 at 1:17 AM
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 7:09 AMMay 21 at 3:09 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse endMay 21 at 9:09 AMMay 21 at 5:09 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endMay 21 at 10:14 AMMay 21 at 6:14 AM

* 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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