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February 25, 1971 Partial Solar Eclipse

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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/West Africa, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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 41.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 25 at 07:48:47Feb 25 at 2:48:47 am
Maximum EclipseFeb 25 at 09:37:25Feb 25 at 4:37:25 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 25 at 11:25:37Feb 25 at 6:25:37 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 22, 1971

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:47 am CET11:47 am CET
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:56 am GMT10:27 am WET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:23 am CET11:32 am CET
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am CET11:55 am CET
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:06 am CET2:11 pm MSK
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am CET11:50 am CET
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:10 am WAT10:02 am WAT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:46 am CET11:51 am CET
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:55 am CET12:53 pm EET
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:58 am GMT9:15 am GMT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am CVT7:06 am CVT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:28 am WAT11:51 am EET
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:00 am GMT8:53 am GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:43 am CET11:52 am CET
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:26 am EET12:22 pm EET
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:47 am CET11:58 am CET
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am CET12:02 pm CET
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am EET12:17 pm EET
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm MSK2:13 pm MSK
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:49 am WET10:54 am WET
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:10 am EET1:18 pm EET
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am CET11:49 am CET
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am GMT9:02 am GMT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:46 pm MSK1:46 pm MSK
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am CET12:00 noon CET
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:04 am GMT8:56 am GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:08 am CET11:12 am CET
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:47 am EET12:47 pm EET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am 8:06 am WGT
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:31 am BST11:40 am BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 am WAT9:00 am GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 am WAT7:58 am WAT
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:49 am CET1:58 pm MSK
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:46 am GMT10:54 am GMT
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:29 am IST11:44 am IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am BST11:45 am BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am CET11:50 am CET
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:31 am BST11:40 am BST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm 3:04 pm
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am CET11:49 am CET
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:06 pm MSK2:11 pm MSK
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:05 am GMT8:38 am GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am WET12:23 pm EET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am CET11:47 am CET
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:05 pm MSK2:09 pm MSK
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am CET11:49 am CET
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am GMT9:45 am GMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am CET11:30 am CET
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am GMT8:48 am WAT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm MSK2:01 pm MSK
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:32 am CET11:40 am CET
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:48 am CET11:48 am CET
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:49 am WAT10:13 am WET
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am CET11:54 am CET
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:02 am GMT11:52 am EET
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 am WAT10:10 am WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am CET11:48 am CET
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am CET12:18 pm CET
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am CET12:06 pm CET
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 am WET11:23 am CET
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:55 am CET2:00 pm MSK
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am CET4:25 pm
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am CET11:45 am CET
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am GMT9:12 am GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am CET11:53 am CET
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:59 am GMT8:47 am GMT
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am CET11:59 am CET
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:43 am CET11:52 am CET
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am WET11:33 am CET
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:55 am CET12:15 pm CET
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:34 am CET11:48 am CET
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:46 am EET12:19 pm EET
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:08 am GMT8:56 am GMT
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:19 am EET11:30 am CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am EET12:48 pm EET
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CET2:08 pm MSK
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:29 am BST11:56 am BST
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am CET11:41 am CET
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am GMT9:49 am WET
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am EET1:10 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 eclipse464,000,00012.31%
At least 10% partial361,000,0009.58%
At least 20% partial311,000,0008.27%
At least 30% partial258,000,0006.86%
At least 40% partial186,000,0004.95%
At least 50% partial94,100,0002.50%
At least 60% partial19,000,0000.50%
At least 70% partial132,0000.003%

* 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: February 10, 1971 — Total Lunar Eclipse