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October 24, 1995 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: East in Europe, Asia, Much of Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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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 61.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 24 at 01:51:54Oct 23 at 9:51:54 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 24 at 02:52:33Oct 23 at 10:52:33 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 24 at 04:32:29Oct 24 at 12:32:29 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 24 at 06:12:36Oct 24 at 2:12:36 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 24 at 07:13:05Oct 24 at 3:13:05 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 Mar 8 – Mar 9, 1997

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Afghanistan
Total Solar Eclipse
6:22 am AFT8:46 am AFT
Bangladesh
Total Solar Eclipse
8:01 am BST11:29 am MMT
Cambodia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:24 am ICT12:51 pm ICT
India
Total Solar Eclipse
6:52 am PKT10:45 am IST
Indonesia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:25 am WIB5:07 pm PGT
Iran
Total Solar Eclipse
5:21 am IRST9:02 am TMT
Malaysia
Total Solar Eclipse
10:29 am MYT2:30 pm MYT
Myanmar
Total Solar Eclipse
8:06 am BST12:29 pm ICT
Pakistan
Total Solar Eclipse
6:51 am PKT9:20 am PKT
Philippines
Total Solar Eclipse
11:02 am 2:43 pm
Thailand
Total Solar Eclipse
9:13 am ICT12:42 pm ICT
Vietnam
Total Solar Eclipse
9:20 am ICT12:58 pm ICT
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am IRST7:56 am AZT
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm 5:06 pm PGT
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am AZT7:57 am AZT
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:50 am AST
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:32 am IST10:51 am BTT
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am IOT8:22 am IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:59 am MYT2:22 pm MYT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am IST1:52 pm CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am CXT12:54 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am CCT11:44 am CCT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am EAT6:30 am EAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am WITA2:50 pm WITA
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am EET5:42 am EET
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am EAT5:35 am CAT
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am EAT6:31 am EAT
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 pm FJT7:28 pm TOT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 am AZT7:56 am SAMT
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm 4:56 pm
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:47 am CST1:49 pm HKT
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST6:54 am AST
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:15 pm JST3:41 pm JST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am AST6:50 am AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:00 am ALMT10:20 am ALMT
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 pm GILT6:30 pm GILT
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST6:51 am AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am TJT12:19 pm CST
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:17 am ICT12:47 pm ICT
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am EET5:50 am EET
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:46 am CST1:47 pm CST
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 am MVT9:09 am MVT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 pm 6:36 pm
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm CHUT6:12 pm PONT
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:25 am HOVT12:51 pm ULAT
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 pm NRT6:40 pm NRT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:41 am NPT10:28 am NPT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm NCT5:54 pm NCT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm KST2:25 pm KST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm 4:55 pm
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am GST7:56 am GST
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:51 pm 3:55 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:25 pm PGT5:12 pm PGT
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am AST6:50 am AST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am YEKT4:22 pm MAGT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 am AST7:51 am GST
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am SGT1:52 pm SGT
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:00 pm SBT6:11 pm SBT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:23 am EAT6:35 am EAT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm KST2:41 pm KST
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 am IST10:05 am IST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 am CAT5:40 am CAT
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am AST5:53 am EET
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am CST2:04 pm CST
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 am AFT12:16 pm CST
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm TOT6:42 pm TOT
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:47 am IRST5:55 am EET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am TMT9:07 am TMT
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 pm TVT6:07 pm TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:58 pm WAKT6:24 pm WAKT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am EET5:58 am EET
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am GST7:54 am GST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 pm HST7:13 pm HST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am TMT9:13 am KGT
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:21 pm VUT5:54 pm VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm WFT5:51 pm WFT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:13 am AST7:45 am GST

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 eclipse2,810,000,00049.02%
At least 10% partial2,570,000,00044.77%
At least 20% partial2,350,000,00040.94%
At least 30% partial2,060,000,00035.97%
At least 40% partial1,820,000,00031.72%
At least 50% partial1,500,000,00026.18%
At least 60% partial1,290,000,00022.57%
At least 70% partial1,090,000,00019.05%
At least 80% partial897,000,00015.63%
At least 90% partial623,000,00010.85%
Totality or annularity46,800,0000.82%

* 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: October 8, 1995 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse