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February 16, 1999 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: South in Asia, Australia, South in Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 63.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 16 at 03:51:58Feb 15 at 10:51:58 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 16 at 04:56:39Feb 15 at 11:56:39 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 06:33:33Feb 16 at 1:33:33 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 16 at 08:10:34Feb 16 at 3:10:34 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 16 at 09:15:09Feb 16 at 4:15:09 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Dec 14, 2001

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:53 pm AWST6:42 pm ACST
South Africa
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:51 am SAST8:21 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am CAT6:22 am WAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:39 am 5:25 pm DDUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am SAST7:41 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:32 pm MYT4:54 pm MYT
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm CXT3:52 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:40 pm CCT3:03 pm CCT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am CAT7:03 am CAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm WITA5:13 pm WITA
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am SAST7:47 am SAST
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:01 am TFT12:32 pm TFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm 6:27 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:42 pm WIB6:15 pm WIT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am SAST7:50 am SAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am EAT9:01 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am CAT7:21 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:18 pm WIB5:00 pm MYT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:25 am MUT10:28 am MUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 pm PONT6:56 pm CHUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am SAST7:47 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am CAT7:43 am SAST
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 pm NCT6:40 pm NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:37 pm NZDT9:04 pm NZDT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 pm NFT7:03 pm NFT
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm 6:24 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm 6:12 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:10 pm PGT6:01 pm WIT
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm 5:06 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am RET10:09 am RET
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:25 pm SGT4:32 pm SGT
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 pm SBT7:01 pm SBT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 pm VUT6:23 pm VUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am CAT7:22 am CAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am SAST7:36 am SAST

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 eclipse316,000,0005.22%
At least 10% partial223,000,0003.68%
At least 20% partial187,000,0003.09%
At least 30% partial106,000,0001.76%
At least 40% partial46,400,0000.77%
At least 50% partial21,400,0000.35%
At least 60% partial10,800,0000.18%
At least 70% partial3,270,0000.05%
At least 80% partial2,130,0000.04%
At least 90% partial371,0000.006%
Totality or annularity72100.0001%

* 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: January 31, 1999 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse