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June 8–9, 1918 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: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, North America, North in South America, Pacific, 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 20.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on May 29, 1919

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Japan
Total Solar Eclipse
4:31 am 6:54 am
The Bahamas
Total Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm EST7:07 pm EST
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
9:20 am HST7:42 pm CDT
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm 6:32 pm
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm CST6:32 pm
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm 8:04 pm
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST6:51 pm AST
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm 8:19 pm EDT
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm EST7:02 pm EST
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 am 5:54 am CST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 pm COT6:50 pm COT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 pm 6:28 pm
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 pm 6:51 pm
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 pm 6:43 pm
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm 6:14 pm
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 pm 6:24 pm
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:27 am 11:21 pm CET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm WGT8:25 pm WGT
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am 7:10 am
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:57 pm 6:01 pm
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm EST6:32 pm EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 pm 6:36 pm
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 pm 10:59 pm
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 am PGT6:02 am
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm EST6:48 pm EST
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 am 8:14 am
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 6:09 pm
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:34 am 6:06 am
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 am ULAT4:02 am
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:15 pm 6:30 pm
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:57 am 6:45 am
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 am 6:22 am
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 pm CET11:42 pm CET
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am 6:05 am
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm EST6:14 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am PGT6:38 am PGT
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 am 5:24 am
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST7:04 pm AST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am 10:47 am
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 pm AST7:37 pm AST
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 am 6:40 am
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 pm 11:25 pm CET
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 am 5:28 am
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm EST6:30 pm EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 am WAKT6:34 pm EST
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 pm AST6:52 pm AST
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm VET6:10 pm COT

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 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