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June 8–9, 1918 Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

3D Eclipse Animation

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

Note: The animation follows the eclipse shadow from west to east, its point of view moving around the planet at a greater speed than Earth's rotation. If you don't take into account this rapid change of perspective, it may look like Earth is spinning in the wrong direction.

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 20.6 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 8 at 19:28:51Jun 8 at 3:28:51 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 8 at 20:31:32Jun 8 at 4:31:32 pm
Maximum EclipseJun 8 at 22:07:26Jun 8 at 6:07:26 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 8 at 23:43:10Jun 8 at 7:43:10 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 9 at 00:46:01Jun 8 at 8:46:01 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. 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. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on May 29, 1919.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
4:31 am 6:53 am 2m
The Bahamas
Total Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm EST7:06 pm EST0m
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
9:21 am HST7:41 pm CDT48m
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm 6:31 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm CST6:29 pm CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 pm 8:03 pm ---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST6:51 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:07 pm 8:18 pm EDT---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm EST7:01 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:59 am CST5:53 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 pm COT6:50 pm COT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 pm 6:28 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 pm 6:51 pm ---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 pm 6:43 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm 6:14 pm ---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 pm 6:29 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:27 am 12:00 midnight ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm WGT8:24 pm WGT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am 7:10 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:54 pm 6:01 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm EST6:31 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 pm 6:35 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 pm 10:59 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am 6:02 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm EST6:47 pm EST---
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am 8:13 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 6:09 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 am 6:05 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 am ULAT4:02 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:15 pm 6:29 pm ---
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:57 am 6:44 am ---
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 am 6:21 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 pm CET11:41 pm CET---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am 6:04 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm EST6:49 pm EST---
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am PGT6:37 am PGT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 am 5:23 am ---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST7:03 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am 10:46 am ---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm AST7:36 pm AST---
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:54 am JST6:39 am JST---
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:59 pm CET11:24 pm CET---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 am 5:27 am ---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm EST6:29 pm EST---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 am WAKT6:33 pm ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST6:52 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm VET6:39 pm VET---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse270,000,00020.27%
At least 10% partial247,000,00018.53%
At least 20% partial230,000,00017.29%
At least 30% partial214,000,00016.12%
At least 40% partial197,000,00014.84%
At least 50% partial150,000,00011.26%
At least 60% partial99,000,0007.43%
At least 70% partial59,000,0004.43%
At least 80% partial39,700,0002.98%
At least 90% partial12,900,0000.97%
Totality or annularity1,350,0000.10%

* 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: June 24, 1918 — Partial Lunar Eclipse