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May 31, 2003 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, Asia, North/East Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Eclipse Path For May 30/31, 2003 Eclipse
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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 31 at 01:46May 30 at 9:46 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 31 at 03:44May 30 at 11:44 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 31 at 04:08May 31 at 12:08 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 31 at 04:31May 31 at 12:31 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 31 at 06:30May 31 at 2:30 am

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
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Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Oct 3, 2005.

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