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February 24, 1933 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: South in Europe, West in Asia, 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 24.3 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 24 at 09:55:51Feb 24 at 4:55:51 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 24 at 10:57:21Feb 24 at 5:57:21 am
Maximum EclipseFeb 24 at 12:46:21Feb 24 at 7:46:21 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 24 at 14:35:22Feb 24 at 9:35:22 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 24 at 15:36:52Feb 24 at 10:36:52 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 Aug 21, 1933

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:47 pm WAT4:07 pm WAT
Argentina
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:55 am 9:15 am
Central African Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:36 pm WAT4:31 pm WAT
Chile
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:08 am 8:11 am CLT
Congo
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm WAT4:23 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm WAT4:28 pm WAT
Djibouti
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm 5:57 pm
Eritrea
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:56 pm 5:36 pm CAT
Ethiopia
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm 6:11 pm
South Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm CAT5:34 pm CAT
Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm WAT5:36 pm CAT
Yemen
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:25 pm 6:17 pm
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 pm AFT5:49 pm AFT
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm WET4:20 pm CET
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:25 am 12:21 pm
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm TMT4:50 pm EET
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 pm TMT5:46 pm
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm GST6:36 pm GST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm GMT3:12 pm GMT
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am BOT7:57 am BOT
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm SAST4:43 pm CAT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am BRST12:12 pm
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm IOT6:33 pm IOT
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:27 pm EET4:44 pm EET
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm GMT2:10 pm WAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm CAT5:18 pm
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm GMT4:27 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:47 pm WAT4:34 pm WAT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm EAT5:57 pm EAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm GMT2:59 pm GMT
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:52 pm GMT3:22 pm GMT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:26 pm CET5:36 pm CAT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm GMT3:16 pm GMT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm SAST4:20 pm SAST
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am FKT8:16 am FKT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm 2:55 pm
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:14 pm WAT4:18 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:10 pm 12:55 pm
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm 5:59 pm
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:21 pm GMT3:06 pm GMT
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm EET5:16 pm EET
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am 2:44 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm WAT1:10 pm WAT
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:04 pm TMT4:51 pm EET
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm 6:17 pm AST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:42 pm EET5:31 pm EET
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm CET3:45 pm CET
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:48 pm 6:38 pm
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 pm 7:18 pm
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:30 pm 5:28 pm CAT
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm 5:49 pm AST
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:48 pm IST5:26 pm EET
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm SAST4:11 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:33 am 2:45 pm GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:20 pm WAT5:34 pm CAT
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:03 pm EAT5:54 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm CAT6:04 pm EAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm GMT2:12 pm WAT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm CET3:50 pm CET
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:05 pm GMT2:46 pm GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:23 pm MUT6:37 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 pm EAT5:53 pm EAT
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm SAST6:00 pm EAT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:42 pm SAST4:44 pm SAST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:48 pm GMT2:28 pm WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm WAT4:27 pm WAT
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm 6:35 pm GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 pm IST5:16 pm TMT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:45 pm EET5:28 pm IST
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am 8:10 am PYT
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am PET6:43 am PET
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm GST6:36 pm GST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm RET6:23 pm RET
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm 6:58 pm SAMT
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:50 pm 5:20 pm
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:09 am 1:59 pm
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm GMT3:11 pm GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:34 pm 6:40 pm
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:59 pm GMT2:23 pm GMT
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:12 pm SCT7:01 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am 1:54 pm
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:40 pm 6:01 pm
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:44 pm SAST4:31 pm SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 am GST10:37 am GST
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm EET5:27 pm EET
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm CAT5:50 pm
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm GMT3:08 pm GMT
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:52 pm CET4:02 pm CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:54 pm EET5:21 pm EET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 pm TMT7:13 pm
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm CAT5:27 pm CAT
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm 6:33 pm GST
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 am UYT10:18 am BRST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm WAT5:06 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:21 pm CAT4:49 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 eclipse298,000,00016.02%
At least 10% partial255,000,00013.70%
At least 20% partial218,000,00011.72%
At least 30% partial169,000,0009.08%
At least 40% partial133,000,0007.15%
At least 50% partial106,000,0005.73%
At least 60% partial83,000,0004.46%
At least 70% partial57,600,0003.09%
At least 80% partial34,600,0001.86%
At least 90% partial14,300,0000.77%
Totality or annularity2,800,0000.15%

* 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: February 10, 1933 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: March 12, 1933 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse