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September 10, 1942 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: Europe, West in Asia, North in Africa, North in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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 25.7 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 10 at 13:57:04Sep 10 at 9:57:04 am
Maximum EclipseSep 10 at 15:39:14Sep 10 at 11:39:14 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 10 at 17:21:25Sep 10 at 1:21:25 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 3, 1946

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm CEST7:02 pm CEST
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 pm CET6:21 pm CET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm CEST5:17 pm WET
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 pm CEST7:15 pm CEST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 pm CEST6:56 pm CEST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm CEST7:11 pm CEST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm CEST7:17 pm CEST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm EET6:51 pm EET
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am 11:55 am
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm CEST7:18 pm CEST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 pm CEST7:13 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:12 pm CEST7:05 pm CEST
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 pm EEST5:33 pm CET
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 pm CEST7:00 pm CEST
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:54 pm WET4:48 pm WET
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:48 pm CEST7:56 pm EEST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 pm CEST7:19 pm CEST
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 pm CEST7:14 pm CEST
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm BST6:12 pm BST
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm EET6:59 pm CEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 am AST2:25 pm
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:28 pm BST6:08 pm BST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm CEST7:15 pm CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:37 pm 4:39 pm
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm IST6:02 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:14 pm BST6:01 pm BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm CEST7:21 pm CEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm BST6:09 pm BST
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 pm CEST7:00 pm CEST
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:14 pm CEST7:02 pm CEST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 pm CET7:20 pm
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm CEST7:14 pm CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 pm CEST7:04 pm CEST
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 pm CEST7:11 pm CEST
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm CEST7:19 pm CEST
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm CEST6:38 pm CEST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm CEST7:17 pm CEST
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm CEST7:06 pm CEST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 pm WEST6:15 pm WEST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm CEST7:09 pm CEST
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm CEST6:57 pm CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm CEST6:59 pm CEST
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm CEST7:11 pm CEST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 pm CET6:12 pm WEST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm CEST7:01 pm CEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 pm KRAT7:05 pm CEST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm CEST7:18 pm CEST
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm CEST7:07 pm CEST
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 pm CEST7:13 pm CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm CEST7:16 pm CEST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:45 pm CET6:19 pm CET
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm CEST6:04 pm CET
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm CEST7:16 pm CEST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 pm 7:21 pm
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 pm EEST7:35 pm EEST
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 pm CEST6:56 pm CEST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm BST6:08 pm BST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 am 6:12 am
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm CEST7:19 pm CEST
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 pm EEST7:57 pm EEST

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 eclipse160,000,0009.68%
At least 10% partial127,000,0007.70%
At least 20% partial83,500,0005.03%
At least 30% partial14,300,0000.86%
At least 40% partial169,0000.01%

* 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: August 12, 1942 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Second eclipse this season: August 26, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse