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October 11, 1931 Partial 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: South/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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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 24.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 11 at 11:01:06Oct 11 at 6:01:06 am
Maximum EclipseOct 11 at 12:55:18Oct 11 at 7:55:18 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 11 at 14:49:04Oct 11 at 9:49:04 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 5, 1935

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:08 pm 2:49 pm
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am 9:51 am ART
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am PET8:03 am
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am PET11:07 am BRST
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am PET9:51 am CLST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am PET6:32 am PET
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:48 am FKT9:49 am FKT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:09 am PYT8:49 am ART
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am PET7:22 am PET
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:16 am GST12:17 pm GST
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:50 am UYT9:41 am UYT

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 eclipse41,200,0002.16%
At least 10% partial20,200,0001.06%
At least 20% partial12,900,0000.68%
At least 30% partial7,500,0000.39%
At least 40% partial3,950,0000.21%
At least 50% partial907,0000.05%
At least 60% partial102,0000.005%
At least 70% partial--
At least 80% partial--

* 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 third eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: September 12, 1931 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Second eclipse this season: September 26, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse