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March 29, 2006 — Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total 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, Much of Asia, Africa, North/East South America, 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 March 29, 2006 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 beginMar 29 at 07:36Mar 29 at 2:36 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 29 at 08:34Mar 29 at 3:34 am
Maximum EclipseMar 29 at 10:08Mar 29 at 5:08 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 29 at 11:47Mar 29 at 6:47 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 29 at 12:45Mar 29 at 7:45 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 1, 2008.

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