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March 17, 1904 Annular Solar Eclipse

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What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Asia, North in Australia, South/East Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 3.8 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMar 17 at 02:36:23Mar 16 at 9:36:23 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 17 at 03:41:07Mar 16 at 10:41:07 pm
Maximum EclipseMar 17 at 05:40:41Mar 17 at 12:40:41 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 17 at 07:40:08Mar 17 at 2:40:08 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 17 at 08:44:54Mar 17 at 3:44:54 am

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 6, 1905

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
British Indian Ocean Territory
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:35 am 11:00 am
Cambodia
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:14 am 3:19 pm
Comoros
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:58 am 7:56 am
Indonesia
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:55 am 4:25 pm
Japan
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:34 pm 5:44 pm
Laos
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:07 am 3:10 pm
Malawi
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:39 am CAT7:32 am
Mauritius
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:26 am 9:14 am
Mozambique
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:20 am CAT7:00 am CAT
Philippines
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm 4:38 pm
Seychelles
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:19 am 9:08 am
Tanzania
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 7:38 am
Thailand
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:36 am 3:07 pm
Vietnam
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:22 am 3:29 pm
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:56 am 9:54 am AFT
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am CAT5:43 am
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:34 pm AWST5:31 pm AEST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 am 8:24 am
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:06 am 2:13 pm
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am MMT1:41 pm
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am SAST6:48 am CAT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm 3:55 pm
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am CAT7:32 am
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am 6:07 am
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am 6:05 am
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am 4:36 pm CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am CXT2:16 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CCT1:26 pm CCT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am CAT6:55 am CAT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am 7:56 am
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm 4:03 pm
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am EET6:55 am
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am 7:56 am
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am SAST6:44 am SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am 8:13 am EAT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:36 am 5:14 am
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:15 pm 6:32 pm
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm 4:08 pm
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:31 am MMT1:18 pm MMT
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am 9:04 am
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am 7:31 am
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 pm GILT6:52 pm GILT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am SAST6:41 am SAST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am 5:44 am
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm CST4:04 pm
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am 8:19 am
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:49 am 3:43 pm
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:47 am MMT11:23 am MMT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 pm 6:08 pm
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am 8:04 am
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm 6:36 pm
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:49 pm 3:38 pm
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am 2:34 pm
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am SAST6:48 am SAST
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 pm 6:10 pm
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 am 1:11 pm
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 4:56 pm
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm 5:30 pm
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am 9:28 am
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:26 am 10:53 am
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:49 pm 5:33 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:25 pm PGT6:12 pm PGT
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 am 8:29 am
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am 8:51 am
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm 6:26 pm
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am 7:32 am
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am 9:15 am
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:55 am 2:47 pm
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 pm 6:27 pm
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am EAT8:19 am EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am SAST6:47 am SAST
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 5:02 pm
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am 7:33 am
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:33 am MMT12:23 pm MMT
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am 7:30 am
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm 4:38 pm
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am AFT1:55 pm CST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm WAKT7:02 pm WAKT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am 7:07 am
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 am 8:59 am
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am 8:27 am
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am CAT6:54 am CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am CAT6:51 am CAT

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse761,000,00049.43%
At least 10% partial692,000,00044.96%
At least 20% partial610,000,00039.64%
At least 30% partial477,000,00030.96%
At least 40% partial322,000,00020.92%
At least 50% partial218,000,00014.17%
At least 60% partial123,000,0008.01%
At least 70% partial76,700,0004.98%
At least 80% partial24,400,0001.59%
Totality or annularity3,990,0000.26%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: March 2, 1904 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: March 31, 1904 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse