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May 10, 1994 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: Europe, North in Asia, North/West Africa, North America, North in 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)






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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 10 at 14:12:11May 10 at 10:12:11 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 10 at 15:20:38May 10 at 11:20:38 am
Maximum EclipseMay 10 at 17:11:27May 10 at 1:11:27 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 10 at 19:02:07May 10 at 3:02:07 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 10 at 20:10:34May 10 at 4:10:34 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 Apr 29, 1995.

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,130,000,00014.36%
At least 10% partial1,040,000,00013.22%
At least 20% partial937,000,00011.87%
At least 30% partial832,000,00010.54%
At least 40% partial668,000,0008.46%
At least 50% partial462,000,0005.86%
At least 60% partial387,000,0004.91%
At least 70% partial317,000,0004.02%
At least 80% partial203,000,0002.58%
Totality or annularity58,600,0000.74%

* 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: May 25, 1994 — Partial Lunar Eclipse