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May 30, 1984 Annular 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: Europe, West in Asia, North/West Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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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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 54.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 30 at 13:54:21May 30 at 9:54:21 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 30 at 14:56:56May 30 at 10:56:56 am
Maximum EclipseMay 30 at 16:44:47May 30 at 12:44:47 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 30 at 18:32:32May 30 at 2:32:32 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 30 at 19:35:04May 30 at 3:35:04 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 23, 1987

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Algeria
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:23 pm CET8:27 pm CET
Mexico
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:12 am MST12:31 pm EST
Morocco
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm CET7:35 pm WET
Portugal
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm AZOST8:33 pm WEST
United States
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:27 am CST2:40 pm EDT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 pm CEST8:09 pm CEST
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 pm CET8:14 pm CET
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am AST2:20 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:43 am AST2:21 pm AST
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am AST1:36 pm AST
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm CEST9:01 pm CEST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:10 pm AST2:04 pm AST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:39 pm CEST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 pm CEST9:00 pm CEST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:21 am CST12:20 pm EST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 pm WAT6:14 pm GMT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm ADT3:44 pm ADT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:35 pm CEST
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am AST2:18 pm AST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 pm EEST9:02 pm EEST
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm GMT6:42 pm GMT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm CVT6:30 pm CVT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am EDT4:27 pm NDT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am AST2:17 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am EST12:43 pm EST
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 pm 6:38 pm WAT
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am COT12:32 pm COT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am CST11:04 am CST
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 pm GMT6:50 pm GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:45 pm CEST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:34 am CDT1:58 pm CDT
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am AST1:36 pm AST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm CEST8:55 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm CEST8:48 pm CEST
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am AST2:12 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am EDT2:08 pm AST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:12 am 11:21 am
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:18 am CST11:08 am CST
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 pm MSD10:31 pm MSD
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 pm WEST7:40 pm WEST
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 pm EEST9:26 pm EEST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 pm CEST9:14 pm CEST
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am MART6:20 am MART
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm GMT7:30 pm GMT
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm CEST9:02 pm CEST
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm GMT6:30 pm GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 pm CEST9:25 pm CEST
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 pm EEST9:00 pm EEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm WGST4:41 pm WGST
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm AST1:53 pm AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:47 am AST2:17 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am CST11:17 am CST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm BST8:05 pm BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm GMT7:19 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm GMT7:28 pm GMT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am EDT2:03 pm EDT
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am CST11:27 am CST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:42 pm CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:53 pm GMT6:37 pm GMT
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 pm IST8:04 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 pm BST7:57 pm BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm CEST9:07 pm CEST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:44 am EST12:46 pm EST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm BST8:05 pm BST
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 pm CEST8:08 pm CEST
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 pm MSD10:36 pm MSD
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm GMT6:58 pm GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm 7:17 pm CET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm CEST9:01 pm CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 pm MSD8:38 pm CEST
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 pm CEST9:00 pm CEST
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 pm GMT7:14 pm GMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 pm CEST8:12 pm CEST
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:54 am AST2:09 pm AST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 pm WET7:35 pm WET
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:23 pm MSD10:02 pm MSD
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 pm CEST9:03 pm CEST
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 pm CEST8:15 pm CEST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:44 am AST2:16 pm AST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 pm CEST8:58 pm CEST
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:21 am CST11:20 am CST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 pm WAT6:24 pm GMT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 pm WAT7:05 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 pm CEST8:03 pm CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 pm CEST8:42 pm CEST
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:29 am EST12:05 pm EST
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am 6:55 am
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 pm CEST8:51 pm CEST
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am AST2:14 pm AST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:19 pm CEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 pm MSD8:40 pm CEST
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:40 am AST2:17 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:58 am AST2:05 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:37 am AST2:19 pm AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm PMST3:54 pm PMST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:00 noon AST2:00 pm AST
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:44 pm CEST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm GMT7:33 pm GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:24 pm CEST
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm GMT7:09 pm GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am AST2:19 pm AST
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:44 pm CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:49 pm CEST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:13 pm CEST8:34 pm WEST
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am AST2:19 pm AST
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm CEST8:44 pm CEST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 pm CEST9:05 pm CEST
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:46 am EDT2:08 pm EDT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 pm GMT6:19 pm GMT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:12 pm AST1:45 pm AST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm CET7:38 pm CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 pm EEST8:38 pm EEST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am EDT2:10 pm EDT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:53 am EDT12:50 pm
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:29 am AST2:16 pm AST
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 pm MSD10:30 pm MSD
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 pm BST8:05 pm BST
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:37 pm CEST
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am COT2:07 pm VET
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 pm WET7:35 pm WET
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 pm EEST9:28 pm EEST

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 eclipse876,000,00018.35%
At least 10% partial740,000,00015.51%
At least 20% partial652,000,00013.66%
At least 30% partial542,000,00011.36%
At least 40% partial392,000,0008.22%
At least 50% partial313,000,0006.57%
At least 60% partial278,000,0005.83%
At least 70% partial228,000,0004.79%
At least 80% partial158,000,0003.31%
At least 90% partial84,800,0001.78%
Totality or annularity3,360,0000.07%

* 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: May 15, 1984 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: June 13, 1984 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse