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April 29, 1995 Annular 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: West in Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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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 61.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 29 at 14:33:14Apr 29 at 10:33:14 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 29 at 15:39:49Apr 29 at 11:39:49 am
Maximum EclipseApr 29 at 17:32:22Apr 29 at 1:32:22 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 29 at 19:24:58Apr 29 at 3:24:58 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 29 at 20:31:32Apr 29 at 4:31:32 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 21 – Aug 22, 1998

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Brazil
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:43 am PET5:30 pm BRT
Colombia
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:42 am COT3:10 pm COT
Ecuador
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:13 am GALT2:51 pm PET
Peru
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:24 am PET3:01 pm COT
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm AST4:02 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm AST4:06 pm AST
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm ART4:42 pm ART
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:35 pm AST4:01 pm AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm AST4:15 pm AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am CST1:01 pm CST
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:37 pm ADT3:41 pm ADT
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:55 am PET4:02 pm BOT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm AST4:00 pm AST
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 pm CVT7:00 pm CVT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm AST4:04 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am EST2:24 pm EST
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:37 am EAST2:36 pm PET
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:36 am CST2:31 pm EST
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm GMT6:42 pm GMT
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm CDT3:38 pm CDT
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm AST4:03 pm AST
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm AST4:10 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:48 pm AST3:54 pm AST
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CST1:09 pm CST
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:05 pm GFT5:27 pm GFT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am GAMT7:53 am GAMT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm GMT7:21 pm GMT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm AST4:14 pm AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm AST4:09 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CST1:02 pm CST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm GMT7:11 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm GMT7:20 pm GMT
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:46 pm GYT4:23 pm AMT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm EDT3:48 pm EDT
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CST1:23 pm CST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am EST2:38 pm EST
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am LINT6:27 am LINT
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm GMT6:52 pm GMT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 pm GMT7:04 pm GMT
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:07 pm AST4:12 pm AST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm GMT7:31 pm GMT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:02 am CST1:59 pm EST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm AST4:06 pm AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm WET7:32 pm WET
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 am CST1:27 pm CST
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am EST2:48 pm COT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm PYT3:52 pm BOT
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am 8:37 am
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm AST3:59 pm AST
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm GMT6:49 pm GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm AST4:05 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:05 pm AST4:12 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm AST4:03 pm AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm AST4:13 pm AST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm GMT7:26 pm GMT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 pm GMT7:02 pm GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm AST4:03 pm AST
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm AST4:03 pm AST
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:55 pm GYT5:25 pm GFT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:56 pm EDT3:38 pm EDT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm AST4:16 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm EDT3:41 pm EDT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm CDT8:40 am SST
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:05 pm AST4:01 pm AST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm EDT3:02 pm EDT
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:55 pm UYT4:21 pm UYT
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am COT4:19 pm VET
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 pm GMT7:32 pm WET

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 eclipse405,000,0007.05%
At least 10% partial316,000,0005.51%
At least 20% partial257,000,0004.49%
At least 30% partial183,000,0003.19%
At least 40% partial146,000,0002.55%
At least 50% partial123,000,0002.15%
At least 60% partial94,700,0001.65%
At least 70% partial63,400,0001.11%
At least 80% partial36,200,0000.63%
At least 90% partial1,980,0000.03%
Totality or annularity9,170,0000.16%

* 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: April 15, 1995 — Partial Lunar Eclipse