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May 29, 1919 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: West in Asia, Much of Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, 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 21.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 29 at 10:33:21May 29 at 6:33:21 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 29 at 11:28:28May 29 at 7:28:28 am
Maximum EclipseMay 29 at 13:08:35May 29 at 9:08:35 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 29 at 14:48:41May 29 at 10:48:41 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 29 at 15:43:49May 29 at 11:43:49 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Oct 1, 1921

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Bolivia
Total Solar Eclipse
6:00 am 8:46 am AMT7m, 7s
Brazil
Total Solar Eclipse
6:00 am 11:04 am BRT59m, 28s
Chile
Total Solar Eclipse
6:26 am 8:35 am CLT3m, 17s
Comoros
Total Solar Eclipse
4:47 pm EAT5:49 pm EAT1m, 34s
Congo
Total Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm WAT4:40 pm WAT8m, 13s
Congo Democratic Republic
Total Solar Eclipse
2:02 pm WAT5:43 pm CAT17m, 10s
Cote d'Ivoire
Total Solar Eclipse
11:12 am 3:16 pm GMT13m, 33s
Equatorial Guinea
Total Solar Eclipse
12:42 pm GMT4:35 pm WAT6m, 47s
Gabon
Total Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm WAT4:38 pm WAT13m, 39s
Ghana
Total Solar Eclipse
12:14 pm GMT3:22 pm GMT2m, 59s
Liberia
Total Solar Eclipse
11:04 am 3:07 pm GMT11m, 49s
Malawi
Total Solar Eclipse
3:38 pm CAT5:34 pm CAT2m, 50s
Mozambique
Total Solar Eclipse
3:36 pm CAT5:35 pm CAT3m, 17s
Peru
Total Solar Eclipse
5:40 am PET7:34 am PET3m, 30s
Sao Tome and Principe
Total Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm GMT3:31 pm GMT5m, 25s
Tanzania
Total Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm CAT6:20 pm 6m, 13s
Zambia
Total Solar Eclipse
2:24 pm WAT5:43 pm CAT3m
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:40 am 2:08 pm WAT---
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:01 pm WAT5:41 pm CAT---
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:30 am AST8:11 am AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am EST7:20 am EST---
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am AMT8:30 am ---
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am 7:41 am ---
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am AST8:34 am AST---
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm GMT3:24 pm GMT---
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:26 pm SAST5:36 pm SAST---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 am AST8:04 am AST---
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm GMT3:18 pm GMT---
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm CAT6:20 pm ---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:28 am CVT12:21 pm CVT---
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm WAT4:38 pm WAT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am 7:45 am ---
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:06 pm WAT4:38 pm WAT---
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm WAT4:34 pm WAT---
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am PET7:31 am COT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am 6:22 am ---
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am 7:44 am ---
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:35 pm 5:59 pm ---
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:14 am AST8:25 am AST---
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am PET7:07 am ---
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm 3:58 pm ---
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm 5:55 pm ---
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm SAST5:12 pm SAST---
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:20 pm 6:12 pm ---
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am FKT8:21 am FKT---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 am GFT9:00 am GFT---
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm 5:46 pm ---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 am 1:41 pm ---
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am AST8:30 am AST---
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 am AST8:24 am AST---
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:42 am GMT3:05 pm GMT---
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:40 am WAT1:50 pm WAT---
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am 8:49 am AMT---
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:11 pm 6:19 pm ---
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm SAST5:20 pm SAST---
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:16 pm WEST4:13 pm WAT---
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:45 pm EAT5:36 pm EAT---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am GMT2:14 pm WAT---
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 am AST8:28 am AST---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:46 am WAT3:02 pm GMT---
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm MUT5:56 pm MUT---
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:48 pm EAT5:39 pm EAT---
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 am AST8:19 am AST---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:05 am 1:40 pm ---
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:09 pm WAT5:36 pm SAST---
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm GMT2:25 pm WAT---
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:33 pm GMT4:32 pm WAT---
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm 5:50 pm ---
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am EST7:07 am EST---
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 am AMT8:56 am AMT---
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm 2:04 pm ---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 am AST8:03 am AST---
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm CAT5:43 pm CAT---
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am 2:30 pm ---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am AST8:17 am AST---
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:09 am AST8:29 am AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am 7:42 am ---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 am AST8:30 am AST---
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm 6:16 pm ---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:40 am WAT2:54 pm GMT---
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 pm SCT6:40 pm SCT---
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am 2:00 pm ---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am 7:42 am ---
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm EAT6:00 pm ---
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm SAST5:31 pm SAST---
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:29 pm WAT5:39 pm CAT---
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am 1:14 pm ---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 am AST8:13 am AST---
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm WAT4:34 pm WAT---
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 am AMT8:54 am GFT---
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm GMT3:22 pm GMT---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST8:34 am AST---
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:25 pm 3:25 pm ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:30 am AST8:08 am AST---
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:35 pm CAT5:42 pm ---
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:02 am 8:57 am ---
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 am AMT8:09 am VET---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am GMT2:37 pm GMT---
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 pm 6:19 pm ---
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:31 pm CAT5:39 pm CAT---

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 eclipse185,000,00014.08%
At least 10% partial171,000,00013.01%
At least 20% partial158,000,00011.99%
At least 30% partial143,000,00010.87%
At least 40% partial127,000,0009.66%
At least 50% partial106,000,0008.10%
At least 60% partial93,200,0007.07%
At least 70% partial70,700,0005.36%
At least 80% partial50,700,0003.85%
At least 90% partial24,800,0001.89%
Totality or annularity3,770,0000.29%

* 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: May 14–15, 1919 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse