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November 22–23, 1984 Total Solar Eclipse

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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: South in Asia, Australia, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






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 54.3 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginNov 22 at 20:13:26Nov 22 at 3:13:26 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginNov 22 at 21:12:41Nov 22 at 4:12:41 pm
Maximum EclipseNov 22 at 22:53:23Nov 22 at 5:53:23 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endNov 23 at 00:33:54Nov 22 at 7:33:54 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endNov 23 at 01:33:18Nov 22 at 8:33:18 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Nov 12, 1985.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
5:16 am WIT7:23 am WIT4m, 26s
Papua New Guinea
Total Solar Eclipse
6:15 am PGT8:38 am PGT6m, 43s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am SST12:37 pm SST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 am DDUT9:32 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:27 pm ART9:34 pm ART---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am PGT10:35 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:27 pm CLST8:33 pm EASST---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm 2:54 pm ---
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:00 am WITA6:15 am WITA---
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:28 pm FKST9:47 pm FKST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:42 am FJT11:39 am FJT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm TAHT4:10 pm GAMT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am 7:53 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am JST6:31 am JST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:27 am GILT11:45 am PHOT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am MYT6:09 am WITA---
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:28 am 10:10 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am CHUT9:16 am PONT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 am NRT10:25 am NRT---
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:37 am NCT10:24 am NCT---
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:08 am NZDT2:03 pm CHADT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:15 am NUT12:51 pm NUT---
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:25 am NFT11:00 am NFT---
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am 7:51 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am 7:06 am ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am 6:06 am ---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:45 pm 4:54 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:05 am WST12:30 pm WST---
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am SBT9:57 am SBT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 am TKT12:09 pm TKT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:58 am TOT12:49 pm TOT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:38 am TVT11:02 am TVT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:05 am SST11:18 am SST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am 11:17 am ---
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am WFT11:22 am WFT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse107,000,0002.25%
At least 10% partial72,400,0001.52%
At least 20% partial51,600,0001.08%
At least 30% partial41,400,0000.87%
At least 40% partial30,800,0000.65%
At least 50% partial20,700,0000.43%
At least 60% partial15,800,0000.33%
At least 70% partial9,660,0000.20%
At least 80% partial6,580,0000.14%
At least 90% partial4,520,0000.09%
Totality or annularity153,0000.003%

* 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: November 8, 1984 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse