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October 14, 2004 Partial 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: North/East Asia, North/West North America, Pacific, Arctic.

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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 64.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 14 at 00:54:38Oct 13 at 8:54:38 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 14 at 02:59:26Oct 13 at 10:59:26 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 14 at 05:04:16Oct 14 at 1:04:16 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 19, 2007

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm AKDT6:18 pm AKDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:06 am YAKST11:18 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am JST1:23 pm JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:58 pm GILT4:43 pm GILT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm 4:55 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm PONT3:30 pm KOST
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am YAKST11:38 am CHOT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:26 am KST2:07 pm VLAST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm ChST1:54 pm ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am KRAST4:58 pm PETST
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am KST12:07 pm JST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:39 pm SST5:57 pm
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 pm AKDT6:57 pm HST

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 eclipse274,000,0004.24%
At least 10% partial93,800,0001.45%
At least 20% partial13,300,0000.21%
At least 30% partial3,960,0000.06%
At least 40% partial1,170,0000.02%
At least 50% partial926,0000.01%
At least 60% partial695,0000.01%
At least 70% partial367,0000.005%
At least 80% partial127,0000.001%
At least 90% partial24,2000.0003%

* 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: October 28, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse