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November 25, 2011 Partial Solar Eclipse

The last partial solar eclipse of 2011 occurs on November 25, 2011. This eclipse is the last of the four partial solar eclipses in 2011 that occur throughout the year.

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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: South in Australia, South in Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

The November 25 partial solar eclipse is only visible from a limited area in the southern hemisphere. The lunar penumbra is centered near Antarctica, while its outermost edge passes over portions of New Zealand’s South Island, Tasmania, and the southernmost part of South Africa.

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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 66.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginNov 25 at 04:23:17Nov 24 at 11:23:17 pm
Maximum EclipseNov 25 at 06:20:18Nov 25 at 1:20:18 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endNov 25 at 08:17:16Nov 25 at 3:17:16 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 Oct 23, 2014

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 pm NZDT6:01 pm DDUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm 7:13 pm
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:08 am TFT10:49 am TFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am SAST6:54 am SAST
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 pm NZDT9:17 pm NZDT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 am GMT5:52 am GMT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am SAST7:57 am SAST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:52 am GST4:32 am GST

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 eclipse9,420,0000.13%
At least 10% partial1,280,0000.02%
At least 20% partial2870.000004%
At least 30% partial--
At least 40% partial--
At least 50% partial--
At least 60% partial--
At least 70% partial--
At least 80% partial--

* 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: December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse