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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Washington DC: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm Countdown

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 44 minutes

Magnitude: 0.85


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Washington DC

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Washington DC, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is a spectacular sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

1:17 pm Aug 212:42 pm Aug 214:01 pm Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 1:17 pm184°South62.9°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 2:42 pm223°Southwest56.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 4:01 pm246°West-southwest43.6°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
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