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October 3, 2005 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: Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

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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 64.8 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 3 at 07:35:35Oct 3 at 3:35:35 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 3 at 08:41:01Oct 3 at 4:41:01 am
Maximum EclipseOct 3 at 10:31:43Oct 3 at 6:31:43 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 3 at 12:22:34Oct 3 at 8:22:34 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 3 at 13:27:53Oct 3 at 9:27:53 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 Sep 22, 2006

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Algeria
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:42 am WET1:15 pm EET
Chad
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:08 am WAT1:06 pm WAT
Ethiopia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm EAT3:53 pm EAT
Kenya
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm EAT4:04 pm EAT
Libya
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:53 am EET1:49 pm EET
Portugal
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:37 am AZOST11:20 am WEST
Seychelles
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:17 pm SCT5:21 pm SCT
Somalia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm EAT4:02 pm EAT
South Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:48 am EAT3:43 pm EAT
Spain
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:38 am CEST12:35 pm CEST
Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:24 am EET3:30 pm EAT
Tunisia
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:49 am CET11:58 am CET
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:32 pm IRST4:52 pm PKT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:02 am CEST1:56 pm EEST
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:43 am CEST12:29 pm CEST
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:30 am WAT2:40 pm CAT
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm AMST2:45 pm IRST
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am CEST12:38 pm CEST
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:02 pm AMST2:47 pm IRST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm AST3:00 pm AST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:31 pm IST5:21 pm IST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:16 am CEST1:38 pm EEST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am CEST12:25 pm CEST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am WAT12:08 pm WAT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm IST5:17 pm IST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:58 am CEST12:48 pm CEST
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:23 pm CAT2:49 pm SAST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm IOT7:09 pm IOT
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:07 am CEST1:58 pm EEST
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 am GMT11:01 am GMT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am CAT3:48 pm EAT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:13 am CVT8:34 am CVT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:29 am WAT1:04 pm WAT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am NDT7:20 am NDT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:42 am WAT1:28 pm WAT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:25 pm IST5:47 pm NPT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm CCT5:56 pm CCT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm EAT4:16 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:59 am WAT1:12 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 am WAT2:55 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:34 am GMT10:39 am GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 am CEST12:48 pm CEST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:27 am EEST12:21 pm BST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:58 am CEST12:36 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CEST12:24 pm CEST
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm EAT3:37 pm EAT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am EET3:00 pm EAT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:57 am WAT12:47 pm WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:57 am EAT3:33 pm EAT
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am EEST1:25 pm EEST
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:56 pm SAST2:50 pm SAST
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:59 am WEST11:07 am WEST
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am EEST1:20 pm EEST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:41 am CEST12:39 pm CEST
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:24 pm TFT6:25 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am WAT1:02 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:25 am GMT9:54 am GMT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:48 pm MSD4:08 pm AZST
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am CEST12:34 pm CEST
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am GMT10:57 am GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:40 am CEST12:24 pm CEST
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am EEST2:13 pm EEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am WGST10:00 am EGST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:45 am BST11:18 am BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:28 am GMT10:14 am GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:29 am GMT9:53 am GMT
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am CEST12:43 pm CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:58 am GMT10:03 am GMT
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm PKT6:27 pm IST
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm WIB6:29 pm WIB
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:00 noon EEST3:37 pm IRST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am AST2:47 pm AST
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:43 am IST11:13 am IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:49 am BST11:13 am BST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:34 am EET2:37 pm IDT
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:48 am CEST12:55 pm CEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:45 am BST11:18 am BST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:36 am IDT2:38 pm AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm MSD4:07 pm TMT
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:04 am CEST12:52 pm CEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:12 pm AST2:49 pm AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:44 pm TJT3:59 pm TJT
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am EEST1:28 pm EEST
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am IDT2:27 pm IDT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm SAST2:33 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:50 am GMT10:04 am GMT
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am CEST12:32 pm CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am EEST1:30 pm EEST
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am CEST12:26 pm CEST
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm EAT4:22 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm EAT3:06 pm CAT
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:07 pm MYT7:09 pm MYT
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm MVT6:00 pm MVT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am GMT12:04 pm WAT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:55 am CEST12:56 pm CEST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:47 am WET10:30 am GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:38 pm MUT5:27 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm EAT4:17 pm EAT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am EEST1:50 pm EEST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:48 am CEST12:34 pm CEST
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am CEST12:50 pm CEST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 am WET10:34 am WET
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:06 pm CAT3:13 pm CAT
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm BST5:35 pm BST
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm CAT2:42 pm CAT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:40 pm NPT5:51 pm NPT
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am CEST12:24 pm CEST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:04 am WAT12:37 pm WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am WAT12:44 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:04 am CEST12:55 pm CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am CEST12:17 pm CEST
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:41 pm GST4:30 pm GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:34 pm AFT5:15 pm PKT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:33 am EEST2:31 pm EEST
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:02 am CEST12:39 pm CEST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm AST3:04 pm AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm RET5:24 pm RET
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:06 am CEST1:54 pm EEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am CEST4:08 pm AZST
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:27 am CAT2:47 pm CAT
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:54 am CEST12:39 pm CEST
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am GMT11:30 am GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:37 am AST3:25 pm AST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:12 am GMT10:04 am GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:03 am CEST12:52 pm CEST
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:42 am GMT9:57 am GMT
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:02 am CEST12:40 pm CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 am CEST12:40 pm CEST
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm SAST2:54 pm SAST
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm 6:31 pm
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:05 am CEST12:23 pm CEST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:48 am CEST12:33 pm CEST
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:36 am EET1:30 pm EET
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm AFT3:48 pm AFT
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm EAT4:11 pm EAT
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 pm MMT6:16 pm ICT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am GMT11:01 am GMT
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:13 am EEST2:20 pm AST
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:30 pm AQTT3:59 pm AFT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:15 pm EAT3:51 pm EAT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am CEST1:55 pm EEST
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:34 pm GST4:13 pm GST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:43 am BST11:20 am BST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm AQTT3:48 pm AFT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am CEST12:43 pm CEST
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:46 am WET10:21 am WET
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:14 pm AST3:43 pm AST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:50 am CAT3:02 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm CAT3:01 pm CAT
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am EEST1:19 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 eclipse2,960,000,00045.16%
At least 10% partial1,870,000,00028.65%
At least 20% partial1,380,000,00021.18%
At least 30% partial1,100,000,00016.90%
At least 40% partial851,000,00012.98%
At least 50% partial662,000,00010.10%
At least 60% partial419,000,0006.39%
At least 70% partial280,000,0004.27%
At least 80% partial170,000,0002.59%
At least 90% partial40,200,0000.61%
Totality or annularity28,500,0000.44%

* 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 17, 2005 — Partial Lunar Eclipse