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January 14, 1945 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: Australia, South/East Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

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 27.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJan 14 at 02:21:58Jan 13 at 10:21:58 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJan 14 at 03:26:33Jan 13 at 11:26:33 pm
Maximum EclipseJan 14 at 05:01:18Jan 14 at 1:01:18 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJan 14 at 06:35:58Jan 14 at 2:35:58 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJan 14 at 07:40:29Jan 14 at 3:40:29 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 Nov 12, 1947

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:55 am AWST5:37 pm AEST
South Africa
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:46 am SAST6:44 am SAST
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:45 pm 6:57 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am SAST6:10 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 am 6:23 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am SAST6:20 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 am EAT6:53 am EAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am CAT6:01 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 am SAST6:19 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 pm TOT8:10 pm TOT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:25 am 5:19 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:35 pm 4:50 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am EAT6:38 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm GILT6:55 pm GILT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 am SAST6:23 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 am EAT7:18 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 am CAT6:05 am CAT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm 5:51 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 am MUT8:12 am MUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am EAT6:54 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm 4:16 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:57 am CAT6:18 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am SAST6:23 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm 4:05 pm
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm NCT6:38 pm NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:56 pm NZST7:22 pm NZST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm NUT6:42 pm NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm 6:42 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:54 pm PGT5:38 pm PGT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am RET8:13 am RET
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm 6:34 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am SCT7:45 am SCT
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 pm SBT6:40 pm SBT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am 6:24 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am EAT5:56 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 pm TKT6:54 pm TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 pm TOT7:34 pm TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm TVT6:37 pm TVT
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:41 pm VUT6:31 pm VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 pm WFT6:27 pm WFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am CAT6:09 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 am CAT6:13 am SAST

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 eclipse36,000,0002.26%
At least 10% partial30,500,0001.92%
At least 20% partial27,800,0001.75%
At least 30% partial24,700,0001.56%
At least 40% partial19,400,0001.22%
At least 50% partial16,500,0001.04%
At least 60% partial14,100,0000.89%
At least 70% partial12,000,0000.75%
At least 80% partial6,650,0000.42%
At least 90% partial2,020,0000.13%
Totality or annularity217,0000.01%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse