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July 9, 1945 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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, North/West Asia, North/East Africa, North America, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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 27.3 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJul 9 at 10:59:33Jul 9 at 6:59:33 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginJul 9 at 12:13:29Jul 9 at 8:13:29 am
Maximum EclipseJul 9 at 13:27:21Jul 9 at 9:27:21 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJul 9 at 14:41:06Jul 9 at 10:41:06 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJul 9 at 15:55:10Jul 9 at 11:55:10 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. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on May 20, 1947

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Canada
Total Solar Eclipse
7:06 am 10:15 am
Finland
Total Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm EET5:16 pm EET
Greenland
Total Solar Eclipse
8:43 am WGT12:33 pm
Kazakhstan
Total Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm ALMT8:42 pm
Kyrgyzstan
Total Solar Eclipse
7:43 pm 8:55 pm
Norway
Total Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm CEST5:12 pm CEST
Russia
Total Solar Eclipse
1:21 am ANAT6:44 pm MSK
Sweden
Total Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm CEST4:19 pm CET
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:59 am 3:52 am
Uzbekistan
Total Solar Eclipse
6:42 pm 8:41 pm
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm AFT6:38 pm TMT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:30 pm CEST5:41 pm EET
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm 5:29 pm
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:07 pm WET3:18 pm WET
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:48 pm 6:47 pm
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm 4:31 pm CET
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:47 pm 6:47 pm
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm GST7:34 pm GST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 pm MSK6:31 pm MSK
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:49 pm 5:19 pm CEST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am 6:09 am CST
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:08 am ADT9:44 am ADT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm CEST5:37 pm CEST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm CEST6:43 pm EEST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am EST7:05 am EST
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm CET4:30 pm WAT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 pm HOVT11:34 pm
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:16 pm CEST5:37 pm CEST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 am CDT8:18 am CDT
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm EET5:50 pm
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm 5:30 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm CEST5:20 pm CEST
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 pm EAT6:40 pm EAT
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am EST6:52 am EST
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 pm EEST7:00 pm
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 am CST5:57 am CST
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm CAT5:50 pm CAT
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm MSK6:21 pm MSK
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm EAT6:45 pm EAT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm WET2:54 pm WET
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:42 pm 5:29 pm
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:42 pm MSK6:45 pm
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:51 pm 4:28 pm CET
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:22 pm 4:56 pm
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:36 pm CET5:48 pm EET
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am 6:10 am CST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm 5:09 pm
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am EST6:56 am EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:07 am CST6:00 am CST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm CET5:35 pm CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:08 pm 2:44 pm
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 pm 8:49 pm IST
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm TMT6:53 pm AST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm AST7:01 pm
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:26 pm IST4:02 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:34 pm 5:03 pm
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 pm IDT6:53 pm IDT
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm 5:39 pm CEST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am EST6:57 am EST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:45 pm 5:10 pm
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm AST7:00 pm
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:30 pm CEST5:39 pm CEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 pm AST6:53 pm AST
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:02 pm MSK6:24 pm MSK
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm EET5:52 pm EET
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:53 pm 6:48 pm EEST
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm CET4:25 pm CET
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm MSK6:26 pm MSK
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm CEST5:20 pm
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:44 pm CEST5:37 pm CEST
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 am CST5:52 am
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:23 pm MSK6:39 pm MSK
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm 5:25 pm
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 pm IRKT8:12 pm HOVT
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:27 pm CEST5:38 pm CEST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm WEST4:03 pm WEST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:49 pm CEST5:18 pm CEST
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:14 am CST5:50 am CST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:58 pm WAT4:10 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:32 pm CEST5:41 pm CEST
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm GST7:13 pm GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:52 pm 7:30 pm AFT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:04 pm IDT6:52 pm EEST
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm 5:32 pm CEST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm 5:02 pm
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm GST7:31 pm GST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm CEST5:41 pm EET
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 am AST9:34 am AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:19 pm CEST5:31 pm CEST
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 pm AST7:02 pm
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm CEST5:40 pm EET
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm CEST5:33 pm CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm CEST5:32 pm CEST
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 pm 6:35 pm EAT
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm CEST5:22 pm CEST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm CAT5:53 pm CAT
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm 4:26 pm CET
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm EEST5:52 pm EET
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:48 pm 7:59 pm
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am EST7:27 am EST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:35 pm 5:32 pm
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:38 pm EET5:50 pm EET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:47 pm 8:46 pm
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am EST7:05 am EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am EST6:50 am EST
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:14 pm MSK6:41 pm MSK
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 pm GST7:25 pm GST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm 5:12 pm
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm CEST5:32 pm CEST
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm GST6:52 pm
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm EET5:15 pm EET

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 eclipse383,000,00024.10%
At least 10% partial328,000,00020.64%
At least 20% partial285,000,00017.92%
At least 30% partial259,000,00016.29%
At least 40% partial231,000,00014.53%
At least 50% partial177,000,00011.13%
At least 60% partial112,000,0007.05%
At least 70% partial69,000,0004.33%
At least 80% partial43,500,0002.74%
At least 90% partial23,600,0001.49%
Totality or annularity1,590,0000.10%

* 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: June 25, 1945 — Partial Lunar Eclipse