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September 1, 1951 Annular 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: South/West Europe, West in Asia, Africa, Much of North America, North in South America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

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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 29.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 1 at 09:54:29Sep 1 at 5:54:29 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 1 at 10:57:23Sep 1 at 6:57:23 am
Maximum EclipseSep 1 at 12:51:21Sep 1 at 8:51:21 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 1 at 14:45:23Sep 1 at 10:45:23 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 1 at 15:48:12Sep 1 at 11:48:12 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 20, 1952

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:41 pm WAT5:46 pm SAST
Burkina Faso
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:24 am WAT3:53 pm WAT
Congo
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm WAT4:33 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:38 pm WAT5:45 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:24 am WAT3:01 pm GMT
Ghana
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:33 am GMT3:04 pm GMT
Madagascar
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:35 pm EAT5:57 pm EAT
Malawi
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:05 pm 5:44 pm CAT
Mali
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:58 am WAT1:47 pm WAT
Mauritania
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:43 am WAT1:35 pm WAT
Morocco
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:40 am WAT1:06 pm WAT
Mozambique
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:23 pm CAT5:46 pm CAT
United States
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:00 am EDT8:14 am EDT
Western Sahara
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:43 am WAT1:09 pm WAT
Zambia
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:10 pm CAT5:47 pm CAT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm CET2:18 pm CET
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am WET2:34 pm GMT
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:13 pm CET2:22 pm CET
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am AST8:05 am AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am AST8:05 am AST
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am 7:17 am
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm CET2:03 pm CET
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am AST8:01 am AST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm CET1:57 pm CET
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am CST5:51 am CST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:41 am GMT4:05 pm WAT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am ADT9:14 am ADT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm CET2:08 pm CET
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm SAST5:48 pm CAT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:09 am AMT10:47 am BRT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am AST8:03 am AST
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:09 pm CAT6:19 pm
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 am CVT11:59 am CVT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm WAT4:22 pm WAT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am ADT9:56 am NDT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am 7:33 am
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am EST6:53 am EST
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:25 pm WAT4:21 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm WAT4:10 pm WAT
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am COT6:45 am COT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm EAT6:03 pm EAT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am EST5:41 am CST
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm CET2:11 pm CET
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am CST6:56 am CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am 7:17 am
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm CET1:47 pm CET
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm CET1:25 pm CET
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:24 pm EAT5:57 pm EAT
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AST8:03 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 am EST6:59 am EST
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:37 pm EET3:27 pm CET
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am CST5:46 am CST
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm GMT3:22 pm GMT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm CAT5:52 pm EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:36 pm SAST5:43 pm SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:08 pm CAT6:18 pm EAT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:27 am WET12:21 pm WET
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm CET2:24 pm CET
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 am GFT7:45 am GFT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 pm TFT6:11 pm
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:23 pm GMT4:30 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am WAT1:26 pm WAT
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm CET2:03 pm CET
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:54 am BST2:39 pm BST
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:20 pm EET3:34 pm EET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:32 am WGT9:21 am WGT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am AST7:56 am AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am AST8:05 am AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am CST5:50 am CST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm BST2:00 pm BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 am WAT1:48 pm WAT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:03 am GMT1:30 pm WAT
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am VET7:16 am VET
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am EST6:57 am EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 am CST5:49 am CST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:16 pm CET1:51 pm CET
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am 12:20 pm
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:55 am IST1:54 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:12 pm BST1:46 pm BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:31 pm CET2:44 pm CET
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am EST6:52 am EST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:10 pm BST2:01 pm BST
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:12 pm CAT6:16 pm
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm CET2:04 pm CET
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm SAST5:45 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:25 am WAT2:11 pm
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am WET3:36 pm WAT
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm CET2:03 pm CET
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm CET1:57 pm CET
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:54 pm CET2:41 pm CET
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am AST8:02 am AST
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm MUT6:10 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm EAT5:55 pm EAT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am CST5:54 am CST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:33 pm CET2:17 pm CET
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:18 pm CET2:09 pm CET
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am AST8:03 am AST
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm WAT5:47 pm SAST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm CET1:52 pm CET
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 am CST5:46 am CST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:31 am WAT2:55 pm GMT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:44 am GMT4:13 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:28 pm CET2:10 pm CET
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:47 pm AST5:29 pm AST
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am COT6:37 am EST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 am 1:44 pm
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am AST8:02 am AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm RET6:08 pm RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:08 pm CAT5:32 pm CAT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm GMT3:18 pm GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am AST8:04 am AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am AST8:01 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am AST8:04 am AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am AST8:23 am AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am AST7:59 am AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:52 pm CET2:12 pm CET
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm GMT3:20 pm GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:25 pm AST5:38 pm AST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am WAT1:33 pm WAT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:26 pm CET1:59 pm CET
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 pm SCT6:53 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:17 am WAT1:44 pm WAT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AST7:34 am
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:59 pm CET2:04 pm CET
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:54 pm 6:20 pm EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm SAST5:48 pm SAST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:47 pm WAT5:19 pm CAT
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:31 am WET1:51 pm WET
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AST8:04 am AST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:36 pm WAT4:08 pm WAT
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 am 8:15 am
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm CET2:09 pm CET
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm 5:41 pm CAT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am EST7:00 am EST
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am GMT3:04 pm GMT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am AST7:55 am AST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:31 am WET3:02 pm CET
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am EST7:00 am EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am 6:53 am
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am AST8:02 am AST
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:06 pm CAT5:29 pm CAT
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm BST1:59 pm BST
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:50 pm CET2:20 pm CET
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am VET7:30 am VET
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:27 pm AST5:51 pm AST
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm SAST5:48 pm CAT

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 eclipse509,000,00020.02%
At least 10% partial353,000,00013.88%
At least 20% partial310,000,00012.23%
At least 30% partial275,000,00010.82%
At least 40% partial251,000,0009.88%
At least 50% partial217,000,0008.55%
At least 60% partial173,000,0006.82%
At least 70% partial134,000,0005.31%
At least 80% partial85,600,0003.37%
At least 90% partial24,900,0000.98%
Totality or annularity6,890,0000.27%

* 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: August 17, 1951 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: September 15, 1951 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse