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May 30, 1965 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: South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific.

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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 35.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 30 at 18:41:54May 30 at 2:41:54 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 30 at 19:40:45May 30 at 3:40:45 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 30 at 21:16:56May 30 at 5:16:56 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 30 at 22:53:14May 30 at 6:53:14 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 30 at 23:51:58May 30 at 7:51:58 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Nov 12, 1966

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Cook Islands
Total Solar Eclipse
8:18 am CKT11:07 am CKT
French Polynesia
Total Solar Eclipse
8:55 am TAHT1:01 pm MART
New Zealand
Total Solar Eclipse
6:41 am NZST9:39 am CHAST
Peru
Total Solar Eclipse
4:46 pm PET6:19 pm PET
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am 10:09 am
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm ART5:50 pm CLT
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 pm AST7:01 pm AST
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AEST7:05 am LHST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm CST5:37 pm CST
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 pm BOT5:20 pm PET
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 pm PET5:44 pm PET
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:45 pm AST6:50 pm AST
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm AST6:54 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm EST6:24 pm EST
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm EAST4:07 pm EAST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 pm COT6:39 pm COT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm CST5:49 pm CST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 pm CST6:19 pm CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 pm AST6:57 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 pm EST6:17 pm EST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm 6:51 pm
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:52 pm CST5:41 pm CST
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 am FJT8:50 am FJT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 pm AST6:26 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:49 pm CST5:41 pm CST
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 pm VET6:29 pm
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm EST6:20 pm EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:54 pm CST5:41 pm CST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 pm EST6:25 pm EST
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am LINT11:12 am LINT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:06 pm PST5:40 pm CST
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am NCT7:37 am NCT
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm CST5:43 pm CST
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 am NUT9:35 am NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:02 am NFT8:09 am NFT
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:56 pm EST6:45 pm EST
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am PGT6:01 am PGT
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am 2:04 pm
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 pm AST7:02 pm AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm AST6:26 pm AST
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am WST10:01 am WST
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am SBT7:24 am SBT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm EDT7:07 pm EDT
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 am TKT10:01 am TKT
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:43 am TOT9:57 am TOT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 pm AST6:23 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 pm EST5:56 pm EST
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am TVT8:41 am TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:12 am 12:20 pm
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 pm AST6:51 pm AST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am HST5:12 pm CST
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am VUT7:34 am VUT
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 pm AMT6:09 pm COT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 am WFT8:52 am WFT

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 eclipse128,000,0003.84%
At least 10% partial98,700,0002.96%
At least 20% partial84,700,0002.54%
At least 30% partial45,800,0001.37%
At least 40% partial29,400,0000.88%
At least 50% partial20,200,0000.61%
At least 60% partial17,100,0000.51%
At least 70% partial14,400,0000.43%
At least 80% partial10,200,0000.31%
At least 90% partial7,290,0000.22%
Totality or annularity355,0000.01%

* 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: June 13–14, 1965 — Partial Lunar Eclipse