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April 28, 1930 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/West Europe, North/East Asia, North 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)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

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 24.4 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 28 at 16:20:05Apr 28 at 12:20:05 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 28 at 17:25:22Apr 28 at 1:25:22 pm
Maximum EclipseApr 28 at 19:03:11Apr 28 at 3:03:11 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 28 at 20:40:40Apr 28 at 4:40:40 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 28 at 21:45:58Apr 28 at 5:45:58 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 Oct 21 – Oct 22, 1930.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
9:57 am PST6:13 pm NST3m, 4s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:14 am HST5:40 pm EDT42m, 31s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am 7:07 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:46 pm AST5:31 pm AST---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am CKT7:40 am CKT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:35 pm CST3:26 pm CST---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:30 pm WET8:28 pm WET---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 pm EET8:24 pm CET---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am MART8:42 am MART---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:05 pm AST6:32 pm WGT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 pm IST8:21 pm IST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:35 pm IST9:03 pm IST---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:36 pm BST8:40 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am LINT7:51 am LINT---
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 am 5:35 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am CST3:43 pm CDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am NUT6:34 am NUT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 pm CET10:04 pm CET---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm 6:54 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:15 am PETT10:33 pm EET---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:30 pm AST5:43 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am 6:34 am ---
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 pm EET8:29 pm CET---
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm EST3:59 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 am TKT7:11 am TKT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am TOT6:22 am TOT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am TVT6:17 am TVT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am 7:50 am ---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 pm BST9:32 pm BST---
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am WFT6:06 am WFT---

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 eclipse106,000,0005.53%
At least 10% partial87,100,0004.51%
At least 20% partial78,100,0004.05%
At least 30% partial66,400,0003.44%
At least 40% partial56,200,0002.91%
At least 50% partial36,900,0001.91%
At least 60% partial23,100,0001.20%
At least 70% partial17,400,0000.90%
At least 80% partial9,270,0000.48%
At least 90% partial4,300,0000.22%
Totality or annularity16,4000.0008%

* 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 13, 1930 — Partial Lunar Eclipse