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April 17, 1912 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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: Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Much of South America, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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 14.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 17 at 08:53:40Apr 17 at 3:53:40 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 17 at 10:00:10Apr 17 at 5:00:10 am
Maximum EclipseApr 17 at 11:34:07Apr 17 at 6:34:07 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 17 at 13:07:46Apr 17 at 8:07:46 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 17 at 14:14:17Apr 17 at 9:14:17 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. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Oct 10, 1912

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Belgium
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:52 am WET2:38 pm CET
Brazil
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:19 am 8:36 am
Estonia
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm 3:35 pm
France
Total Solar Eclipse
10:33 am WET1:39 pm WET
Germany
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:53 am CET2:48 pm CET
Guyana
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:47 am 6:36 am VET
Latvia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:56 pm 3:34 pm
Netherlands
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:53 am WET1:59 pm
Portugal
Total Solar Eclipse
8:50 am 1:13 pm WET
Russia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm 6:15 pm
Spain
Total Solar Eclipse
8:42 am 1:28 pm WET
Suriname
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:47 am 7:23 am
Venezuela
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:19 am VET6:43 am VET
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:26 pm 6:03 pm
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm 3:07 pm
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:00 am 1:27 pm WET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:36 am WET1:26 pm WET
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST7:16 am AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 am EST6:16 am EST
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am 6:18 am AMT
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm 5:04 pm
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am 6:38 am
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am CET2:49 pm CET
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm 5:28 pm
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am AST7:12 am AST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm 3:52 pm
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am GMT10:58 am WAT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am 7:12 am
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am 6:10 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm CET2:49 pm CET
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am AST7:16 am AST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm CET3:57 pm EET
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:36 am GMT12:11 pm GMT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 am CVT9:56 am CVT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am AST12:56 pm
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 am 6:45 am
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am EST6:14 am EST
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:54 am WAT1:43 pm
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm HOVT9:44 pm CST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am VET6:13 am
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:43 am 11:52 am GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:00 noon CET2:50 pm CET
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 am 5:48 am
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am 6:38 am
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm 4:03 pm
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm CET2:51 pm CET
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm CET2:47 pm CET
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am AST7:13 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am 6:35 am
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm 3:36 pm EET
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:01 am WET1:23 pm WET
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm 3:34 pm
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 am GFT7:04 am GFT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:13 am 10:51 am
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:21 pm 5:28 pm
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am GMT11:54 am GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:15 am GMT1:06 pm GMT
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm 3:53 pm EET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am 9:45 am
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST7:10 am AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 am AST7:15 am AST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am GMT1:26 pm GMT
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am GMT11:57 am GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:18 am WAT10:55 am WAT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am 6:26 am
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:06 pm CET2:54 pm CET
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:59 am IST12:15 pm IST
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm 7:16 pm IST
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm EET5:34 pm
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm 4:58 pm
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:15 am 12:57 pm
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am GMT1:25 pm GMT
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:18 pm 4:06 pm
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:43 am CET2:45 pm CET
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am EST6:13 am EST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am GMT1:26 pm GMT
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:20 pm 4:45 pm
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:19 pm 7:22 pm
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm CET2:50 pm CET
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:37 pm 4:39 pm
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm 7:00 pm
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm EET3:49 pm EET
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:38 am 11:43 am GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am WET2:25 pm
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am CET2:40 pm CET
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm 3:21 pm
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am WET2:38 pm CET
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am GMT12:41 pm GMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am CET2:32 pm CET
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am AST7:13 am AST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 am WAT12:42 pm GMT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm 3:55 pm
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:48 am WET1:35 pm WET
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 pm ULAT7:02 pm HOVT
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm CET2:49 pm CET
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST7:15 am AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 am 12:39 pm
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 pm 6:47 pm
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am GMT1:43 pm
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:17 am 11:04 am WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm CET2:50 pm CET
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:06 pm CET2:45 pm CET
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm IST6:00 pm AFT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 3:42 pm EET
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am 6:05 am EST
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am AMT6:34 am AMT
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am 5:54 am PET
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:08 pm CET3:58 pm
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am AST7:15 am AST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:13 pm CET4:01 pm
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:56 am 10:17 am
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST7:15 am AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am AST7:12 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am AST7:16 am AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am AST8:00 am AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am AST7:11 am AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:57 am CET2:41 pm CET
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:31 pm 4:41 pm
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am WAT12:06 pm GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm CET3:37 pm
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:26 am 10:55 am
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 am 6:46 am
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm CET2:54 pm CET
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm CET2:48 pm CET
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST7:16 am AST
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:10 pm CET2:50 pm CET
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:49 am WET2:41 pm CET
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:18 pm 3:59 pm EET
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 pm 6:37 pm
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am EST6:21 am EST
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am 11:53 am
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am AST7:09 am AST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 am WET2:30 pm CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:23 pm EET4:05 pm EET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm 6:40 pm
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 am EST6:17 am EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am 6:13 am
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am AST7:15 am AST
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm CET4:09 pm
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am GMT1:33 pm GMT
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 am EST6:49 am EST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:31 pm 6:41 pm
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:55 am CET2:39 pm CET
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:31 am GMT12:13 pm
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm 3:30 pm

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 eclipse393,000,00027.66%
At least 10% partial282,000,00019.88%
At least 20% partial211,000,00014.88%
At least 30% partial186,000,00013.15%
At least 40% partial163,000,00011.51%
At least 50% partial149,000,00010.52%
At least 60% partial128,000,0009.04%
At least 70% partial109,000,0007.67%
At least 80% partial79,900,0005.62%
At least 90% partial37,200,0002.62%
Totality or annularity216,0000.02%

* 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: April 1–2, 1912 — Partial Lunar Eclipse