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September 22, 2006 Annular Solar Eclipse

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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: South/West Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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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 65.0 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 22 at 08:39:59Sep 22 at 4:39:59 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 22 at 09:48:33Sep 22 at 5:48:33 am
Maximum EclipseSep 22 at 11:40:11Sep 22 at 7:40:11 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 22 at 13:31:33Sep 22 at 9:31:33 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 22 at 14:40:14Sep 22 at 10:40:14 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 Feb 7, 2008

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Brazil
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:51 am BRT10:38 am FNT
French Guiana
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:15 am GFT8:13 am GFT
Guyana
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:35 am AMT7:10 am AMT
Suriname
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:25 am SRT8:11 am GFT
Venezuela
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:48 am GYT7:05 am AMT
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am WET11:13 am CET
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:29 am WAT3:47 pm CAT
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am AST6:47 am AST
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:29 am 8:19 pm MAWT
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am AST6:49 am AST
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am PYT8:45 am ART
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am AST6:53 am AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 am AST6:55 am AST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:36 am GMT12:04 pm GMT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:07 am ADT7:22 am ADT
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AMT7:29 am BOT
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm CAT4:14 pm CAT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am AST6:47 am AST
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:16 am GMT11:52 am GMT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:46 am CVT10:23 am CVT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:11 am WAT1:12 pm WAT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am AST6:53 am AST
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am CLT8:28 am ART
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 am COT6:07 am PET
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am WAT1:50 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am WAT3:15 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:09 am GMT12:12 pm GMT
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am AST6:53 am AST
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am AST6:52 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am AST6:47 am AST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am ECT6:06 am ECT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am WAT1:37 pm WAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:52 pm SAST4:19 pm SAST
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:11 am FKST8:55 am FKST
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:14 pm TFT7:35 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:11 am WAT1:45 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am GMT11:35 am GMT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am GMT12:12 pm GMT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am AST6:55 am AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST6:51 am AST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:57 am GMT12:00 noon GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am GMT11:43 am GMT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am EDT6:46 am EDT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:40 pm SAST4:24 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:04 am GMT12:12 pm GMT
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:32 pm EAT5:16 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:29 pm CAT3:36 pm CAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:02 am GMT11:49 am GMT
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST6:53 am AST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:55 am GMT11:30 am GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:18 pm MUT5:50 pm MUT
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am AST6:49 am AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:00 am WET11:04 am WET
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm SAST4:18 pm CAT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:40 am WAT4:17 pm SAST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am GMT12:33 pm WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am WAT1:08 pm WAT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am PYT7:40 am PYT
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am PET6:17 am PET
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:31 am WEST11:16 am WEST
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am AST6:47 am AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:09 pm RET5:57 pm RET
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am GMT1:51 pm GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am AST6:49 am AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am AST6:54 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am AST6:47 am AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST6:55 am AST
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am GMT12:29 pm GMT
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am GMT11:40 am GMT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:00 am GMT12:00 noon GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am AST6:47 am AST
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm SAST4:38 pm SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:12 am GST11:16 am GST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:12 am WEST11:36 am WEST
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am AST6:48 am AST
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:33 am GMT12:05 pm GMT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am AST6:58 am AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am EDT6:42 am EDT
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AST6:47 am AST
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am UYT8:49 am UYT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:59 am GMT11:06 am GMT
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:23 pm WAT3:47 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:37 pm CAT4:04 pm SAST

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 eclipse676,000,00010.19%
At least 10% partial400,000,0006.04%
At least 20% partial290,000,0004.37%
At least 30% partial158,000,0002.38%
At least 40% partial81,800,0001.23%
At least 50% partial64,900,0000.98%
At least 60% partial47,900,0000.72%
At least 70% partial17,800,0000.27%
At least 80% partial1,620,0000.02%
Totality or annularity901,0000.01%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: September 7, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse