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May 30, 1984 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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: Much of Europe, West in Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 30 at 13:54:24May 30 at 9:54:24 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 30 at 14:56:55May 30 at 10:56:55 am
Maximum EclipseMay 30 at 16:44:48May 30 at 12:44:48 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 30 at 18:32:30May 30 at 2:32:30 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. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 23, 1987.

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