Home   Sun, Moon & Space   Eclipses   June 21, 2001 Total Solar Eclipse

June 21, 2001 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse wasn't visible in Washington DC - Which upcoming eclipses can be seen in your location?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point. The curvature of the Moon's path is due to the Earth's rotation.

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.


Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Much of Africa, Much of South America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

Expand for a list of selected cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible
Expand for a list of selected cities where the partial eclipse was visible

This eclipse wasn't visible in Washington DC - Which upcoming eclipses can be seen in your location?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

0%

>0%

40%

90%

100%

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 64.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 21 at 09:33:03Jun 21 at 5:33:03 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 21 at 10:35:57Jun 21 at 6:35:57 am
Maximum EclipseJun 21 at 12:03:42Jun 21 at 8:03:42 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 21 at 13:31:34Jun 21 at 9:31:34 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 21 at 14:34:21Jun 21 at 10:34:21 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 Dec 4, 2002

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Total Solar Eclipse
11:50 am WAT3:23 pm WAT
Madagascar
Total Solar Eclipse
3:11 pm EAT5:34 pm EAT
Malawi
Total Solar Eclipse
1:53 pm CAT4:32 pm CAT
Mozambique
Total Solar Eclipse
1:46 pm CAT4:33 pm CAT
Zambia
Total Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm WAT4:31 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Total Solar Eclipse
1:32 pm CAT4:30 pm CAT
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm CET1:59 pm WAT
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 am ART8:38 am ART
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am GMT2:35 pm WAT
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am AMT7:19 am BOT
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm CAT4:23 pm CAT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am BRT10:08 am FNT
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 pm IOT7:08 pm IOT
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:42 am GMT2:22 pm WAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm CAT4:27 pm CAT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:57 am WAT3:08 pm WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm WAT3:14 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm WAT3:01 pm WAT
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 am BOT7:16 am CLT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm EAT5:34 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am WAT3:12 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:55 am WAT4:29 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am GMT1:21 pm GMT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm EAT4:54 pm EAT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am WAT3:01 pm WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm EAT4:44 pm EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:46 pm SAST4:21 pm SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm EAT5:18 pm EAT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 pm TFT7:33 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:49 am WAT3:08 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:48 am GMT12:21 pm GMT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am GMT1:31 pm GMT
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:28 am GMT12:59 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:37 am GMT12:28 pm GMT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm EAT5:29 pm EAT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:37 pm SAST4:14 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am GMT1:06 pm GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:45 pm WAT2:11 pm WAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:39 am GMT2:14 pm WAT
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am GMT12:46 pm GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:31 pm MUT6:01 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm EAT5:34 pm EAT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:50 am WAT3:22 pm WAT
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm WAT2:40 pm WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:46 am WAT2:53 pm WAT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am PYT7:30 am PYT
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:28 pm RET5:46 pm RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm CAT4:25 pm CAT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am GMT1:15 pm GMT
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am GMT1:52 pm GMT
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am GMT12:35 pm GMT
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:26 pm SCT6:32 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:25 am GMT12:50 pm GMT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:26 pm EAT5:26 pm EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm SAST4:24 pm SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:25 am GST10:12 am GST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:54 pm WAT5:18 pm EAT
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm WAT5:05 pm EAT
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm CAT4:33 pm CAT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:42 am GMT1:32 pm GMT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:55 pm CAT5:25 pm EAT
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 am UYT8:38 am UYT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:14 pm AST4:39 pm AST

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 eclipse709,000,00011.39%
At least 10% partial630,000,00010.11%
At least 20% partial545,000,0008.76%
At least 30% partial473,000,0007.60%
At least 40% partial370,000,0005.95%
At least 50% partial264,000,0004.24%
At least 60% partial197,000,0003.16%
At least 70% partial116,000,0001.87%
At least 80% partial74,100,0001.19%
At least 90% partial46,800,0000.75%
Totality or annularity7,180,0000.12%

* 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: July 5, 2001 — Partial Lunar Eclipse