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June 20, 1955 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, South/East Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

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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 30.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 20 at 01:33:21Jun 19 at 9:33:21 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 20 at 02:26:52Jun 19 at 10:26:52 pm
Maximum EclipseJun 20 at 04:10:12Jun 20 at 12:10:12 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 20 at 05:53:32Jun 20 at 1:53:32 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 20 at 06:47:04Jun 20 at 2:47:04 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 8, 1956

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Cambodia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:03 am ICT12:17 pm ICT
Fiji
Total Solar Eclipse
4:53 pm FJT5:54 pm FJT
India
Total Solar Eclipse
7:06 am IST10:07 am IST
Laos
Total Solar Eclipse
9:03 am ICT12:17 pm ICT
Maldives
Total Solar Eclipse
6:27 am MMT8:41 am MMT
Myanmar
Total Solar Eclipse
8:21 am MMT11:24 am MMT
Palau
Total Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm 3:23 pm
Philippines
Total Solar Eclipse
10:38 am 2:09 pm
Seychelles
Total Solar Eclipse
6:21 am SCT7:27 am SCT
Sri Lanka
Total Solar Eclipse
7:07 am IST9:33 am IST
Thailand
Total Solar Eclipse
8:54 am ICT12:10 pm ICT
Vietnam
Total Solar Eclipse
10:05 am IDT1:23 pm IDT
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:14 am 7:58 am AFT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm 6:07 pm
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:41 am 4:36 pm AEST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am GST7:08 am GST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:56 am 11:00 am MMT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 am IST9:55 am IST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 am IOT8:40 am IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am 1:41 pm
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:06 am CST1:34 pm CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am CXT11:42 am CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:47 am CCT10:41 am CCT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am EAT6:24 am EAT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am EAT6:17 am EAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:32 pm TLT3:05 pm TLT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 am EET4:57 am CAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am EAT6:16 am EAT
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 am 5:51 am
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:48 am TFT8:24 am TFT
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:57 pm 4:25 pm
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am 2:27 pm
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am WIB4:05 pm
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am IRST6:55 am IRST
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:57 am JST3:02 pm JST
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am EAT6:22 am EAT
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:47 pm GILT6:42 pm GILT
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 am AST5:52 am AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am CST11:09 am CST
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:31 am CST2:26 pm
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am EAT6:24 am EAT
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am 1:52 pm
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:42 pm 5:37 pm
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am MUT7:26 am MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am EAT6:24 am EAT
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:41 pm CHUT5:42 pm PONT
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 am HOVT11:26 am ULAT
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:14 pm NRT6:13 pm NRT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 am IST9:45 am IST
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:49 pm NCT5:35 pm NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:56 pm NZST5:27 pm NZST
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:27 pm NFT5:28 pm NFT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm KST2:08 pm KST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm 3:24 pm
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am GST7:24 am GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am 8:40 am
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:01 pm PGT4:45 pm PGT
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am GST7:10 am GST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 am RET7:22 am RET
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:01 pm VLAT2:46 pm VLAT
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm WST6:10 pm WST
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am GST7:20 am GST
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am 12:30 pm
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm SBT5:46 pm SBT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:41 am 5:52 am
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:47 pm 2:54 pm
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 am CAT5:12 am CAT
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am 2:43 pm
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 am AFT11:27 am CST
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 pm TKT6:18 pm TKT
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm TOT6:18 pm TOT
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 pm TVT6:10 pm TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm WAKT6:10 pm WAKT
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am GST7:18 am GST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am AFT7:32 am AFT
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm VUT5:35 pm VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm WFT5:31 pm WFT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am GST6:24 am AST

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 eclipse1,240,000,00045.16%
At least 10% partial1,110,000,00040.74%
At least 20% partial964,000,00035.11%
At least 30% partial779,000,00028.40%
At least 40% partial624,000,00022.73%
At least 50% partial455,000,00016.58%
At least 60% partial304,000,00011.09%
At least 70% partial209,000,0007.63%
At least 80% partial134,000,0004.89%
At least 90% partial75,000,0002.73%
Totality or annularity29,300,0001.07%

* 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 5, 1955 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 5, 1955 — Almost Lunar Eclipse