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August 11, 1999 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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, Asia, Much of Africa, North/East North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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 63.7 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 11 at 08:26:14Aug 11 at 4:26:14 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 11 at 09:29:52Aug 11 at 5:29:52 am
Maximum EclipseAug 11 at 11:03:09Aug 11 at 7:03:09 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 11 at 12:36:24Aug 11 at 8:36:24 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 11 at 13:40:05Aug 11 at 9:40:05 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. 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 21, 2001

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Austria
Total Solar Eclipse
11:12 am CEST2:10 pm CEST
Belgium
Total Solar Eclipse
11:06 am CEST1:51 pm CEST
Bulgaria
Total Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm EEST3:35 pm EEST
France
Total Solar Eclipse
10:55 am CEST2:02 pm CEST
Germany
Total Solar Eclipse
11:09 am CEST2:04 pm CEST
Guernsey
Total Solar Eclipse
9:58 am BST12:37 pm BST
Hungary
Total Solar Eclipse
11:23 am CEST2:18 pm CEST
India
Total Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm PKT7:04 pm IST
Iran
Total Solar Eclipse
1:20 pm EEST5:57 pm IRDT
Iraq
Total Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm ADT5:15 pm ADT
Luxembourg
Total Solar Eclipse
11:08 am CEST1:51 pm CEST
Pakistan
Total Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm AFT6:28 pm PKT
Romania
Total Solar Eclipse
11:30 am CEST3:33 pm EEST
Serbia
Total Solar Eclipse
11:27 am CEST3:26 pm EEST
Slovenia
Total Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CEST2:11 pm CEST
Syria
Total Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm EEST5:03 pm ADT
Turkey
Total Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm EEST5:01 pm ADT
United Kingdom
Total Solar Eclipse
9:55 am BST12:42 pm BST
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm IRDT6:21 pm PKT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:29 am CEST2:26 pm CEST
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am WET2:06 pm EET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:59 am CEST1:46 pm CEST
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST5:57 am AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am AST5:54 am AST
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:17 pm AMST5:29 pm IRDT
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm AMST5:31 pm IRDT
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:54 pm AST4:23 pm AST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 pm BST6:47 pm BST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am CEST3:21 pm EEST
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am ADT7:17 am ADT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm CST6:16 pm IST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am CEST2:19 pm CEST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 pm IOT7:16 pm IOT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:01 am CVT8:44 am CVT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am NDT7:08 am EDT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am AST5:55 am AST
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm WAT1:20 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:55 am WAT1:45 pm WAT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 pm 7:01 pm NPT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CEST2:19 pm CEST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm EEST3:54 pm EEST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CEST2:10 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am CEST1:58 pm CEST
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:18 pm EAT4:25 pm EAT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am EET4:13 pm EEST
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:56 pm CAT4:25 pm EAT
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm EEST3:07 pm EEST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:05 pm EAT4:30 pm EAT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am WEST12:27 pm WEST
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm EEST3:01 pm EEST
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:08 pm MSD5:55 pm AZST
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am CEST1:26 pm CEST
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:31 pm EEST3:44 pm EEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am WGST9:17 am WGST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am AST5:52 am AST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:07 am GMT11:20 am GMT
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 pm WIB6:53 pm WIB
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am IST12:30 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am BST12:32 pm BST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm IDT4:03 pm IDT
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:07 am CEST2:22 pm CEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:59 am BST12:37 pm BST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:14 pm IDT4:05 pm AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:15 pm 8:01 pm
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm CAT4:15 pm EAT
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am CEST2:25 pm CEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:41 pm ADT4:17 pm AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 pm 7:03 pm
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 pm CST6:50 pm ICT
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm EEST3:10 pm EEST
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm EEST3:59 pm EEST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:21 am EET2:49 pm EET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:12 am CEST1:59 pm CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:33 am CEST3:11 pm EEST
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 pm MVT6:24 pm MVT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 am GMT12:15 pm WAT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am CEST2:17 pm CEST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am WET11:06 am GMT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm EEST3:30 pm EEST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am CEST1:57 pm CEST
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 pm 8:46 pm CST
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:27 am CEST2:22 pm CEST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST5:53 am AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:47 am WET11:34 am WET
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 pm CST6:24 pm BST
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 pm CST7:03 pm NPT
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:07 am CEST1:50 pm CEST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:46 am EET1:17 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am CEST2:28 pm CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am CEST1:49 pm CEST
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm GST5:33 pm GST
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm IDT4:01 pm IDT
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am CEST3:17 pm EEST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am AZOST12:28 pm WEST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:55 pm AST4:24 pm AST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:31 am CEST5:55 pm AZST
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST5:54 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am AST5:56 am AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am PMDT8:35 am PMDT
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am CEST2:07 pm CEST
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm EEST5:31 pm GST
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:20 pm SCT5:23 pm SCT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am AST5:56 am AST
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am CEST2:17 pm CEST
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm EAT4:34 pm EAT
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:11 pm CAT3:06 pm CAT
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am WEST1:52 pm CEST
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm 7:00 pm
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST5:55 am AST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm EET3:18 pm CAT
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am CEST1:59 pm CEST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:07 am CEST2:01 pm CEST
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm TJT6:08 pm TJT
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm ICT6:59 pm ICT
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:12 am CET1:11 pm CET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm 5:41 pm AFT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm CAT2:47 pm CAT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:33 am CEST3:39 pm EEST
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm GST5:28 pm GST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am ADT6:34 am EDT
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm 6:07 pm UZT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am CEST2:08 pm CEST
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm ICT6:44 pm ICT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:51 am WET11:02 am WET
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm AST4:35 pm AST
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm EEST2:57 pm EEST

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 eclipse2,480,000,00040.88%
At least 10% partial2,300,000,00038.06%
At least 20% partial2,180,000,00035.97%
At least 30% partial2,090,000,00034.44%
At least 40% partial2,000,000,00032.97%
At least 50% partial1,920,000,00031.69%
At least 60% partial1,790,000,00029.56%
At least 70% partial1,600,000,00026.52%
At least 80% partial1,090,000,00017.97%
At least 90% partial607,000,00010.01%
Totality or annularity70,800,0001.17%

* 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: July 28, 1999 — Partial Lunar Eclipse