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May 9–10, 2013 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: South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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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 67.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 9 at 21:25:11May 9 at 5:25:11 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 9 at 22:30:36May 9 at 6:30:36 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 10 at 00:25:16May 9 at 8:25:16 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 10 at 02:19:56May 9 at 10:19:56 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 10 at 03:25:23May 9 at 11:25:23 pm

* 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 Apr 29, 2014

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:55 am ACST10:42 am AEST
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:04 am GILT5:20 pm LINT
Papua New Guinea
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:29 am PGT11:09 am PGT
Solomon Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:38 am SBT12:44 pm SBT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm SST3:46 pm SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am MYT7:17 am MYT
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am CXT6:29 am CXT
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm CKT5:11 pm CKT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am TLT8:51 am TLT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:20 am FJT2:11 pm FJT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:17 pm TAHT5:14 pm TAHT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am ChST10:28 am ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am WIT9:22 am WIT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:05 am JST9:44 am JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am WITA7:23 am MYT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am 2:21 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 pm PDT8:16 pm MDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:47 am PONT12:48 pm KOST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am NRT1:58 pm NRT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:49 am NCT12:23 pm NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am NZST1:25 pm NZST
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm NUT3:28 pm NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:44 am NFT12:23 pm NFT
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am ChST10:29 am ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 am 8:57 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am 7:35 am
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:00 pm PST6:10 pm PST
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm WST3:38 pm WST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am SGT7:09 am SGT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am TKT3:49 pm TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am TOT3:23 pm TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:17 am TVT2:27 pm TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:45 am SST4:17 pm
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm HST5:06 pm HST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am VUT12:37 pm VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:39 am WFT2:28 pm WFT

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 eclipse316,000,0004.37%
At least 10% partial228,000,0003.16%
At least 20% partial162,000,0002.24%
At least 30% partial82,600,0001.14%
At least 40% partial25,400,0000.35%
At least 50% partial15,900,0000.22%
At least 60% partial8,910,0000.12%
At least 70% partial4,730,0000.07%
At least 80% partial2,080,0000.03%
At least 90% partial318,0000.004%
Totality or annularity243,0000.003%

* 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: April 25, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: May 25, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse