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December 13, 1974 Partial 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: West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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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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The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

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 45.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginDec 13 at 14:03:01Dec 13 at 9:03:01 am
Maximum EclipseDec 13 at 16:12:29Dec 13 at 11:12:29 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endDec 13 at 18:21:59Dec 13 at 1:21:59 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. 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on May 11, 1975

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:01 am AST1:32 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am AST1:32 pm AST
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:06 am AST12:52 pm AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am AST1:18 pm AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:28 am CST10:11 am CST
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am AST1:49 pm AST
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am AST1:30 pm AST
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:11 am CST2:35 pm NST
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am AST1:29 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:28 am EST11:48 am EST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am COT11:47 am COT
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am CST12:08 pm CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:09 am AST12:53 pm AST
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am AST1:25 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:39 am AST1:21 pm AST
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:51 am CST9:44 am CST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm WGT2:56 pm WGT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am AST1:11 pm AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am AST1:29 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:31 am CST10:04 am CST
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:36 am EST12:14 pm EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:32 am CST10:24 am CST
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm GMT4:30 pm GMT
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am EST11:55 am EST
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:20 am AST1:23 pm AST
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:06 am CST10:27 am CST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:10 am AST1:28 pm AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 pm WET5:38 pm WET
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:42 am 10:15 am CST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm AZOT7:21 pm CET
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:51 am AST1:27 pm AST
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:06 am AST1:29 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am AST1:20 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:03 am AST1:31 pm AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am AST2:01 pm AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:26 am AST1:16 pm AST
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am AST1:31 pm AST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm CET5:55 pm WET
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:05 am AST1:31 pm AST
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am EST12:17 pm EST
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:41 am AST1:04 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:34 am EST12:20 pm EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am EST12:00 noon
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am AST1:28 pm AST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm GMT4:07 pm GMT
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:02 am MST12:46 pm EST
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:08 am COT1:22 pm VET

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 eclipse276,000,0006.92%
At least 10% partial162,000,0004.06%
At least 20% partial129,000,0003.24%
At least 30% partial107,000,0002.70%
At least 40% partial88,200,0002.21%
At least 50% partial60,700,0001.52%
At least 60% partial6,780,0000.17%
At least 70% partial34,7000.0008%

* 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: November 29, 1974 — Total Lunar Eclipse