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November 3, 1994 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/East Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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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 60.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginNov 3 at 11:04:59Nov 3 at 6:04:59 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginNov 3 at 12:01:38Nov 3 at 7:01:38 am
Maximum EclipseNov 3 at 13:39:07Nov 3 at 8:39:07 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endNov 3 at 15:16:27Nov 3 at 10:16:27 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endNov 3 at 16:13:06Nov 3 at 11:13:06 am

* 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Oct 24, 1995

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Argentina
Total Solar Eclipse
7:22 am BOT11:16 am ART
Bolivia
Total Solar Eclipse
6:10 am PET9:53 am BOT
Brazil
Total Solar Eclipse
6:06 am PET12:56 pm FNT
Chile
Total Solar Eclipse
6:16 am PET11:04 am CLST
Paraguay
Total Solar Eclipse
8:22 am PYST11:09 am PYST
Peru
Total Solar Eclipse
6:05 am ECT8:30 am PET
Saint Helena
Total Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm GMT3:43 pm GMT
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm WAT6:08 pm CAT
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am CLST6:09 pm
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 am AST8:26 am AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am CST6:26 am CST
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:11 pm SAST6:12 pm CAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 pm CAT5:41 pm CAT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 am AST8:27 am AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 am EST7:09 am EST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am ECT8:07 am PET
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm EAT6:06 pm EAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:40 pm CAT6:06 pm CAT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 am CST6:44 am CST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:45 am CST6:57 am CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am AST8:27 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:46 am AST7:57 am AST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am ECT8:02 am PET
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am CST6:32 am CST
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm SAST6:13 pm SAST
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:25 am FKST11:19 am FKST
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:26 am GFT10:01 am GFT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 pm TFT8:33 pm TFT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:37 am AST8:20 am AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am CST6:31 am CST
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am GYT9:02 am GYT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 am EST7:02 am EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 am CST6:32 am CST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 am EST7:11 am EST
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 pm EAT6:27 pm EAT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:13 pm SAST6:12 pm SAST
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm EAT6:20 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:34 pm CAT5:51 pm CAT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 pm EAT6:00 pm EAT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am CST6:30 am CST
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:20 pm SAST6:10 pm SAST
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:03 pm CAT6:11 pm SAST
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am CST6:35 am CST
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am EST7:42 am EST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 am AST8:15 am AST
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 pm SCT6:51 pm SCT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm SAST6:13 pm SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:46 am GST1:03 pm GST
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:22 am SRT10:02 am BRT
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 pm EAT5:53 pm CAT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:29 am AST8:31 am AST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am CST7:02 am CST
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am BRST12:20 pm BRST
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am COT9:00 am AMT
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm CAT6:10 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:24 pm SAST6:12 pm CAT

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 eclipse431,000,0007.62%
At least 10% partial362,000,0006.40%
At least 20% partial293,000,0005.19%
At least 30% partial256,000,0004.53%
At least 40% partial216,000,0003.82%
At least 50% partial198,000,0003.51%
At least 60% partial173,000,0003.07%
At least 70% partial133,000,0002.35%
At least 80% partial85,100,0001.50%
At least 90% partial42,900,0000.76%
Totality or annularity6,950,0000.12%

* 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: November 18, 1994 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse