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September 9, 1904 Total 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: South/West South America, Pacific.

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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 4.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 9 at 18:07:42Sep 9 at 1:07:42 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 9 at 19:01:29Sep 9 at 2:01:29 pm
Maximum EclipseSep 9 at 20:44:16Sep 9 at 3:44:16 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 9 at 22:26:59Sep 9 at 5:26:59 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 9 at 23:20:49Sep 9 at 6:20:49 pm

* 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 30, 1905

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Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Argentina
Total Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm 5:48 pm
Chile
Total Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm 3:54 pm
Marshall Islands
Total Solar Eclipse
5:23 am 7:07 am
US Minor Outlying Islands
Total Solar Eclipse
7:12 am 10:01 am
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:13 am 9:16 am
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 am AEST5:51 am AEST
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:57 pm 5:26 pm
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 pm 5:45 pm
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm 5:45 pm
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:09 am CKT10:40 am CKT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:02 pm 4:55 pm
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:17 pm 5:55 pm
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm 5:46 pm
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am 8:10 am
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am 1:22 pm
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 am 4:49 am
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am GILT10:50 am LINT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:23 pm 1:42 pm
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 7:01 am
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am 7:12 am
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 7:00 am
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 am NUT9:11 am NUT
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am PGT5:59 am PGT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm AMT5:29 pm
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm 6:02 pm
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:33 am 2:15 pm
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:14 am 9:05 am
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 am 6:43 am
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:29 am TKT9:34 am TKT
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 am TOT8:42 am TOT
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am TVT8:17 am TVT
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:50 am HST10:16 am HST
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 pm 5:54 pm
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 7:15 am
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 pm 6:05 pm
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 am WFT8:22 am WFT

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 eclipse27,200,0001.77%
At least 10% partial17,600,0001.14%
At least 20% partial14,100,0000.92%
At least 30% partial11,900,0000.78%
At least 40% partial10,300,0000.67%
At least 50% partial7,090,0000.46%
At least 60% partial4,960,0000.32%
At least 70% partial2,780,0000.18%
At least 80% partial497,0000.03%
At least 90% partial166,0000.01%
Totality or annularity25,6000.001%

* 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: August 26, 1904 — Almost Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: September 24, 1904 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse