Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
April 28, 1930 — Total Solar Eclipse
What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.
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.
Eclipse Shadow Path
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Apr 28 at 16:20:05||Apr 28 at 12:20:05 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Apr 28 at 17:25:22||Apr 28 at 1:25:22 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 28 at 19:03:11||Apr 28 at 3:03:11 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Apr 28 at 20:40:40||Apr 28 at 4:40:40 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Apr 28 at 21:45:58||Apr 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.
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.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: April 13, 1930 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 1930
- Apr 12–13, 1930 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 28, 1930 – Total Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Oct 7–8, 1930 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 21 / Oct 22, 1930 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Protect Your Eyes
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- Eclipse Projector in a Box
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