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March 17, 1923 Annular 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, South/East Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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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 23.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMar 17 at 09:50:23Mar 17 at 4:50:23 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 17 at 11:02:10Mar 17 at 6:02:10 am
Maximum EclipseMar 17 at 12:44:39Mar 17 at 7:44:39 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 17 at 14:27:13Mar 17 at 9:27:13 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 17 at 15:38:57Mar 17 at 10:38:57 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 20 – Jul 21, 1925

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Argentina
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:50 am ART8:26 am ART
Botswana
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm SAST5:24 pm CAT
Chile
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:36 am 7:42 am
Falkland Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:58 am FKT8:28 am FKT
French Southern Territories
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm 6:23 pm
Madagascar
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:45 pm EAT6:21 pm EAT
Malawi
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:42 pm CAT6:13 pm
Mozambique
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm SAST5:35 pm CAT
Namibia
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:35 pm SAST5:24 pm SAST
Saint Helena
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:59 am 2:13 pm
Zimbabwe
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:18 pm CAT5:29 pm CAT
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:47 pm WAT5:32 pm CAT
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am 1:39 pm
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm WAT3:37 pm WAT
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am AMT6:59 am
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am 10:58 am FNT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CAT5:37 pm CAT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:55 pm WAT4:25 pm WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:02 pm WAT4:32 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:26 pm WAT4:18 pm WAT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm EAT6:20 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm WAT4:28 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm WAT5:37 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm GMT2:06 pm GMT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm 5:59 pm
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:32 pm GMT4:17 pm WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 pm EAT5:58 pm
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:16 pm SAST5:14 pm SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm 6:06 pm
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm WAT4:24 pm WAT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm GMT2:31 pm GMT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:50 pm 6:08 pm
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:03 pm SAST5:07 pm SAST
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 pm MUT6:27 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:05 pm EAT6:13 pm EAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:05 pm WAT4:08 pm WAT
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 pm 6:41 pm GST
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am ART8:05 am AMT
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am PET6:10 am PET
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm RET6:33 pm RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm 5:38 pm
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm GMT3:09 pm GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 pm 6:11 pm
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 pm SCT7:08 pm SCT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:52 pm 6:28 pm EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:34 pm SAST5:20 pm SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:07 am GST11:04 am GST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm CAT5:45 pm
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:43 pm 6:04 pm
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:52 pm CAT6:08 pm
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm GMT2:33 pm GMT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:08 pm CAT6:08 pm
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am 8:12 am
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 pm 6:20 pm
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm WAT5:36 pm CAT

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 eclipse121,000,0009.64%
At least 10% partial82,600,0006.56%
At least 20% partial62,000,0004.93%
At least 30% partial54,100,0004.30%
At least 40% partial41,900,0003.33%
At least 50% partial28,300,0002.25%
At least 60% partial23,300,0001.85%
At least 70% partial16,500,0001.32%
At least 80% partial8,360,0000.66%
Totality or annularity3,140,0000.25%

* 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: March 3, 1923 — Partial Lunar Eclipse