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July 11, 1991 Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total 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 North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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 58.0 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJul 11 at 16:28:46Jul 11 at 12:28:46 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJul 11 at 17:21:39Jul 11 at 1:21:39 pm
Maximum EclipseJul 11 at 19:06:03Jul 11 at 3:06:03 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endJul 11 at 20:50:25Jul 11 at 4:50:25 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJul 11 at 21:43:21Jul 11 at 5:43:21 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 Jun 30, 1992.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
2:22 pm COT5:42 pm AMT17m
Total Solar Eclipse
1:47 pm COT4:39 pm PET17m
Costa Rica
Total Solar Eclipse
12:39 pm CST3:22 pm CST13m
El Salvador
Total Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm CST3:11 pm CST10m
Total Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm 4:08 pm 12m
Total Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm CST3:12 pm CST7m
Total Solar Eclipse
10:08 am PDT3:04 pm CST1h, 15m
Total Solar Eclipse
12:32 pm CST3:18 pm CST11m
Total Solar Eclipse
1:48 pm EST4:26 pm EST10m
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:30 am HST4:53 pm EDT3m
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am SST7:02 am SST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:23 pm AST5:07 pm AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:26 pm AST5:10 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:53 pm 5:38 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm AST5:20 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:31 pm AST5:17 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm CST4:06 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:24 pm ADT5:26 pm ADT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:37 pm BOT5:42 pm BOT---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm AST5:07 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am PDT4:01 pm EDT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:16 pm AST5:21 pm AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:41 pm EST4:05 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:46 pm CLT5:38 pm CLT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:55 am CKT8:02 am CKT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:30 pm CDT5:05 pm CDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm AST5:21 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm AST5:13 pm AST---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:05 pm AST5:10 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm GALT4:35 pm ECT---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:41 pm GFT6:32 pm GFT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:05 am MART8:29 am MART---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm AST5:19 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:27 pm AST5:12 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:32 pm GYT5:34 pm GYT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm EDT5:09 pm EDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm EST4:09 pm EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 am LINT8:21 am LINT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm AST5:14 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:26 pm AST5:10 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:51 pm BOT5:40 pm PYT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:13 pm PET4:40 pm PET---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm AST5:09 pm AST---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:25 pm AST5:09 pm AST---
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm AST5:16 pm AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm AST5:07 pm AST---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm AST5:18 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 am WST6:59 am WST---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm AST5:07 pm AST---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm AST5:08 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm SRT6:33 pm SRT---
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:43 pm EDT5:03 pm EDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 am TKT7:06 am TKT---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm AST5:23 pm AST---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm EDT5:02 pm EDT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am SST4:08 pm ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm AST5:09 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm UYT6:05 pm UYT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:09 pm VET5:36 pm VET---

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 eclipse569,000,00010.53%
At least 10% partial493,000,0009.14%
At least 20% partial436,000,0008.08%
At least 30% partial400,000,0007.40%
At least 40% partial347,000,0006.43%
At least 50% partial282,000,0005.22%
At least 60% partial218,000,0004.05%
At least 70% partial167,000,0003.09%
At least 80% partial134,000,0002.48%
At least 90% partial110,000,0002.04%
Totality or annularity61,800,0001.14%

* 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 27, 1991 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 26, 1991 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse