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June 30, 1973 Total 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: South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, South in North America, North/East South America, Atlantic, 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 44.0 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 30 at 09:00:42Jun 30 at 5:00:42 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 30 at 09:53:46Jun 30 at 5:53:46 am
Maximum EclipseJun 30 at 11:37:56Jun 30 at 7:37:56 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 30 at 13:22:05Jun 30 at 9:22:05 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 30 at 14:15:10Jun 30 at 10:15:10 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 20, 1974

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Algeria
Total Solar Eclipse
9:39 am GMT3:12 pm EET
Brazil
Total Solar Eclipse
6:03 am BRT8:21 am BRT
Cabo Verde
Total Solar Eclipse
7:11 am CVT9:50 am CVT
Central African Republic
Total Solar Eclipse
11:44 am WAT2:57 pm WAT
Chad
Total Solar Eclipse
11:30 am WAT2:47 pm WAT
Guyana
Total Solar Eclipse
5:53 am GYT7:09 am GYT
Kenya
Total Solar Eclipse
2:36 pm 5:11 pm EAT
Mali
Total Solar Eclipse
9:27 am GMT2:06 pm WAT
Mauritania
Total Solar Eclipse
9:20 am GMT12:40 pm GMT
Niger
Total Solar Eclipse
9:53 am GMT2:30 pm WAT
Seychelles
Total Solar Eclipse
4:08 pm SCT6:14 pm SCT
Somalia
Total Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm EAT5:11 pm EAT
South Sudan
Total Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm 5:04 pm EAT
Sudan
Total Solar Eclipse
11:55 am WAT4:57 pm EAT
Suriname
Total Solar Eclipse
5:55 am 7:26 am
Uganda
Total Solar Eclipse
2:30 pm 5:07 pm EAT
Venezuela
Total Solar Eclipse
5:44 am VET7:08 am GYT
Western Sahara
Total Solar Eclipse
8:22 am WAT11:24 am WAT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am CET1:38 pm CET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am CET1:11 pm CET
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm WAT3:52 pm CAT
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am AST6:51 am AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am AST6:52 am AST
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 am ART7:25 am BRT
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am AST6:49 am AST
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am CET1:05 pm CET
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm AST4:20 pm AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am AST6:53 am AST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm CET12:43 pm CET
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:58 am GMT2:09 pm WAT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am AST6:40 am AST
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am AMT6:48 am AMT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm CET1:25 pm CET
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:03 pm SAST3:45 pm CAT
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm IOT6:10 pm IOT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am AST6:50 am AST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm EET2:32 pm EET
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:42 am GMT1:05 pm GMT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:35 pm CAT4:05 pm CAT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:28 am WAT2:42 pm WAT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am AST6:51 am AST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am VET6:50 am VET
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm EAT5:13 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:49 am WAT2:46 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am WAT4:04 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am GMT12:50 pm GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:57 am CET1:26 pm CET
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am CDT6:44 am CDT
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am AST6:49 am AST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:26 pm EET1:58 pm BST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm CET12:49 pm CET
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm EAT4:57 pm EAT
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am AST6:52 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:00 am EST5:48 am EST
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:59 pm EET4:36 pm
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am WAT2:31 pm WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm 4:55 pm EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:27 pm SAST3:41 pm SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:30 pm 5:06 pm EAT
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:21 am CET1:23 pm CET
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am GFT7:57 am GFT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 pm TFT7:14 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:41 am WAT2:38 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am GMT12:14 pm GMT
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:54 am CET12:59 pm CET
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:49 am GMT1:01 pm GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am CET1:16 pm CET
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm EET2:56 pm EET
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am AST6:52 am AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am AST6:52 am AST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am BST12:38 pm BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:23 am GMT12:32 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am GMT11:14 am WAT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:12 am EST5:46 am EST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm CET1:09 pm CET
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 pm IST7:07 pm IST
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:06 pm AST4:45 pm IRST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:43 pm AST4:13 pm AST
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am IST12:13 pm IST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm EEST4:15 pm EEST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm CEST2:45 pm CEST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am EST5:45 am EST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:44 am BST12:39 pm BST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm EEST4:16 pm AST
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:06 pm CET1:29 pm CET
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm AST4:13 pm AST
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:32 pm IST3:03 pm IST
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm SAST3:17 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am GMT12:31 pm GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:16 am WET2:35 pm WAT
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am CET1:00 pm CET
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm CET12:43 pm CET
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm EAT5:14 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm EAT5:08 pm EAT
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 pm MVT6:27 pm MVT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm CEST2:46 pm CEST
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am AST6:52 am AST
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:17 pm MUT6:03 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:10 pm EAT5:13 pm EAT
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am CET1:13 pm CET
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm CET1:28 pm CET
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am AST6:51 am AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:22 am WAT12:32 pm WET
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:59 pm CAT4:12 pm CAT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm WAT3:45 pm SAST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm CET12:28 pm CET
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am WAT2:34 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:04 pm CET2:33 pm EET
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm GST4:44 pm AST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 pm PKT6:06 pm PKT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:28 pm IST4:10 pm EEST
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 am PYT7:41 am PYT
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 am COT5:50 am PET
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am WET1:10 pm CET
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am AST6:49 am AST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm AST4:23 pm AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:23 pm RET5:48 pm RET
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm CET2:19 pm EET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:34 pm CAT4:05 pm CAT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:02 am GMT11:35 am GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:51 am AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am AST6:52 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:51 am AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am AST6:52 am AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:51 pm CEST2:16 pm CEST
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:33 am GMT1:20 pm GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:27 pm AST4:48 pm AST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am GMT12:22 pm GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm CET1:27 pm CET
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am GMT12:23 pm GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:51 am AST
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:24 pm CET12:54 pm CET
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am CET1:11 pm CET
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:17 pm SAST3:48 pm SAST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am WET12:23 pm WET
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 pm IST6:34 pm IST
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:51 am AST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am CET2:06 pm CEST
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:34 pm EEST4:06 pm EEST
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:36 pm CAT5:12 pm EAT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am EDT6:44 am EDT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:55 am GMT1:03 pm GMT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am AST6:53 am AST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:18 am WET2:55 pm EET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:14 pm EEST3:53 pm EEST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 am EST5:45 am EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 am 6:45 am CDT
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AST6:50 am AST
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:08 pm GST4:27 pm AST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:43 am BST12:31 pm BST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 am CDT6:37 am EDT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm CEST2:24 pm CEST
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm AST4:55 pm AST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:44 pm CAT4:06 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:01 pm CAT4:01 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 eclipse904,000,00023.06%
At least 10% partial559,000,00014.26%
At least 20% partial461,000,00011.78%
At least 30% partial390,000,0009.96%
At least 40% partial330,000,0008.43%
At least 50% partial275,000,0007.04%
At least 60% partial207,000,0005.28%
At least 70% partial155,000,0003.98%
At least 80% partial95,200,0002.43%
At least 90% partial38,700,0000.99%
Totality or annularity4,770,0000.12%

* 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 15, 1973 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 15, 1973 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse