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February 13–14, 1934 Total 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: Much of Asia, Much of Australia, North/West North America, Pacific.

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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 beginFeb 13 at 22:05:06Feb 13 at 5:05:06 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 13 at 23:06:15Feb 13 at 6:06:15 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 14 at 00:38:18Feb 13 at 7:38:18 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 14 at 02:10:02Feb 13 at 9:10:02 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 14 at 03:11:23Feb 13 at 10:11:23 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 19, 1936

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Indonesia
Total Solar Eclipse
6:05 am WITA10:53 am PGT
Malaysia
Total Solar Eclipse
6:18 am 8:23 am
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am 10:43 am PGT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am 8:17 am BNT
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am ICT7:18 am ICT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm 5:07 pm
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am CST11:21 am VLAT
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am CXT6:53 am CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am CCT6:16 am CCT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am TLT8:18 am TLT
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:44 am FJT12:58 pm FJT
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 am 11:27 am
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:55 am HKT8:30 am HKT
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am IST8:23 am CST
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am 11:03 am
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:09 am GILT2:01 pm GILT
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am ICT7:20 am ICT
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am CST8:29 am CST
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am 1:22 pm
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:26 am 12:55 pm KOST
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am ULAT7:52 am ULAT
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 am ICT8:23 am CST
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am NRT1:15 pm NRT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am NCT11:33 am NCT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:22 am 11:09 am VLAT
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:43 am 10:35 am
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 am 9:54 am
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:13 am WIT11:20 am PGT
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am 8:39 am
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am VLAT3:39 pm ANAT
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 am 7:25 am
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am SBT12:17 pm SBT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 am JST10:09 am
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am 8:42 am
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am ICT7:18 am ICT
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:31 am TVT1:32 pm TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am WAKT3:54 pm
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:45 pm HST5:01 pm
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am VUT12:03 pm VUT
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am ICT7:23 am ICT

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 eclipse487,000,00026.46%
At least 10% partial432,000,00023.47%
At least 20% partial280,000,00015.24%
At least 30% partial174,000,0009.46%
At least 40% partial112,000,0006.09%
At least 50% partial87,600,0004.76%
At least 60% partial64,700,0003.52%
At least 70% partial25,700,0001.40%
At least 80% partial9,560,0000.52%
At least 90% partial3,170,0000.17%
Totality or annularity394,0000.02%

* 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: January 30, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse