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August 10, 1934 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, Much of Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, 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 24.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 10 at 05:50:50Aug 10 at 1:50:50 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 10 at 07:08:26Aug 10 at 3:08:26 am
Maximum EclipseAug 10 at 08:37:25Aug 10 at 4:37:25 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 10 at 10:05:56Aug 10 at 6:05:56 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 10 at 11:23:41Aug 10 at 7:23:41 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 Dec 25, 1935

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:52 am WAT11:48 am SAST
Botswana
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:14 am SAST12:12 pm SAST
Mozambique
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:22 am CAT12:30 pm CAT
Namibia
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:04 am WAT11:55 am SAST
South Africa
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:25 am SAST12:49 pm SAST
Zambia
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:07 am CAT12:05 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:19 am CAT12:19 pm CAT
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am WET7:06 am GMT
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:02 am 11:00 am
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am WAT9:02 am WAT
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am GMT8:45 am WAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:08 am CAT11:32 am CAT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 am WAT9:42 am WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am WAT9:54 am WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am WAT9:26 am WAT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:47 am EAT1:19 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 am WAT9:56 am WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 am WAT11:56 am CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am GMT7:56 am GMT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am 11:12 am
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am GMT9:33 am WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am 11:25 am EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:45 am SAST12:26 pm SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:55 am 11:53 am
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am 11:21 am
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 am WAT9:48 am WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am 6:08 am
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am GMT8:00 am GMT
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 am WAT6:43 am WAT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am WAT6:24 am WAT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:46 am 12:19 pm
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:46 am SAST12:23 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am GMT7:07 am
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am WAT8:31 am WAT
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:57 am EAT1:50 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am EAT12:17 pm CAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:09 am WAT6:38 am WAT
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:23 am WAT6:16 am WAT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:36 am MUT2:48 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am EAT1:22 pm EAT
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am WAT7:56 am GMT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 am WAT9:17 am WAT
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am RET2:50 pm RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:08 am 11:28 am
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am 8:41 am
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am GMT8:25 am GMT
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 am WAT6:23 am WAT
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am SCT2:14 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am 6:56 am
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 am 12:11 pm
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am WAT11:10 am CAT
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am WAT11:20 am
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:09 am CAT12:09 pm CAT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am GMT8:00 am GMT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:08 am CAT11:58 am
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:08 am 11:22 am

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 eclipse159,000,0008.68%
At least 10% partial133,000,0007.27%
At least 20% partial101,000,0005.52%
At least 30% partial75,800,0004.12%
At least 40% partial56,500,0003.07%
At least 50% partial43,800,0002.38%
At least 60% partial35,800,0001.95%
At least 70% partial24,800,0001.35%
At least 80% partial13,600,0000.74%
Totality or annularity2,040,0000.11%

* 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: July 26, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse