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November 3, 2013 Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be partial for people in some parts of Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

This is a hybrid eclipse because it is both a total and an annular eclipse.

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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/West Europe, West in Asia, Africa, South/East North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

Observers in the eastern coast of the United States, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be able to see a partial eclipse.

The eclipse will reach its maximum over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Liberia.

The whole eclipse will be visible to observers in Gabon, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Expand for a list of selected cities where the partial eclipse was visible

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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 67.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginNov 3 at 10:04:34Nov 3 at 5:04:34 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginNov 3 at 11:05:18Nov 3 at 6:05:18 am
Maximum EclipseNov 3 at 12:46:29Nov 3 at 7:46:29 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endNov 3 at 14:27:43Nov 3 at 9:27:43 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endNov 3 at 15:28:22Nov 3 at 10:28:22 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. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 20, 2015

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Congo
Total Solar Eclipse
1:21 pm WAT4:22 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Total Solar Eclipse
1:26 pm WAT6:28 pm EAT
Ethiopia
Total Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm EAT6:25 pm EAT
Gabon
Total Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm WAT4:20 pm WAT
Kenya
Total Solar Eclipse
4:09 pm EAT6:28 pm EAT
Somalia
Total Solar Eclipse
4:17 pm EAT6:04 pm EAT
Uganda
Total Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CAT6:28 pm EAT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:08 pm CET2:49 pm CET
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:15 am WET3:39 pm CET
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm CET2:03 pm CET
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:25 pm WAT5:24 pm CAT
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AST8:12 am AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am AST8:13 am AST
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm AMT3:58 pm EET
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am AST7:59 am AST
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 pm IRST5:24 pm IRST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am AST8:14 am AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am CST5:53 am CST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am GMT3:58 pm WAT
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am AST8:14 am AST
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm CAT5:12 pm CAT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:21 am BRT10:35 am BRT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am AST8:10 am AST
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:19 pm EET3:48 pm EET
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am GMT3:50 pm WAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CAT5:28 pm CAT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am CVT12:40 pm CVT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:06 pm WAT4:20 pm WAT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am NST8:49 am NST
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am AST8:11 am AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am EST6:58 am EST
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:25 pm WAT4:25 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:21 pm WAT4:18 pm WAT
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am VET6:58 am COT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm EAT6:07 pm EAT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am EST5:46 am CST
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:09 am GMT2:49 pm GMT
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am CST7:02 am CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 am AST8:00 am AST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:12 pm EET2:32 pm GMT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:16 pm EAT5:47 pm EAT
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am AST8:13 am AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am AST8:06 am AST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am COT6:28 am ECT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm EET6:07 pm EAT
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 am CST5:48 am CST
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm WAT4:16 pm WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm EAT6:05 pm EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:44 pm SAST4:50 pm SAST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm CET2:16 pm CET
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am GFT9:25 am GFT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm TFT8:10 pm TFT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am GMT2:09 pm GMT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 pm AZT6:05 pm GET
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:25 am GMT2:56 pm GMT
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:42 pm CET2:25 pm CET
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm EET4:21 pm EET
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:14 am WGT9:10 am WGT
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am AST8:11 am AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AST8:13 am AST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am GMT2:33 pm GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am GMT2:12 pm GMT
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 am VET8:14 am GYT
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 am EST7:03 am EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am CST5:54 am CST
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:18 pm AST5:02 pm AST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:15 pm AST5:31 pm AST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:10 pm EET4:49 pm IST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:38 pm CET2:57 pm CET
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am EST6:59 am EST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm EEST5:50 pm EEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:18 pm AST5:05 pm AST
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm IST4:39 pm EET
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:51 pm SAST4:37 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:01 am GMT2:39 pm GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm CET4:04 pm WAT
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 pm EAT6:09 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:17 pm EAT6:24 pm EAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:56 am GMT3:45 pm WAT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:46 pm CET2:59 pm CET
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am AST8:13 am AST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am GMT2:25 pm GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 pm MUT6:20 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm EAT6:01 pm EAT
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am CST5:57 am CST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AST8:12 am AST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am WET1:49 pm WET
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:19 pm CAT5:22 pm CAT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:44 pm WAT5:13 pm CAT
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am CST5:51 am CST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:36 am GMT4:04 pm WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm WAT4:12 pm WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:14 pm CET2:42 pm CET
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 pm GST5:56 pm GST
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:11 pm EET4:44 pm IST
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am COT6:47 am EST
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am COT6:28 am COT
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am AZOT1:25 pm WET
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am AST8:09 am AST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 pm RET6:29 pm RET
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 pm AZT6:03 pm MSK
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CAT5:28 pm CAT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am GMT2:42 pm GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am AST8:12 am AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am AST8:12 am AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AST8:11 am AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:29 am PMST9:17 am PMST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am AST8:12 am AST
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm GMT3:10 pm GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 pm AST5:53 pm AST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am GMT2:17 pm GMT
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 pm SCT6:52 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:55 am GMT2:27 pm GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AST8:11 am AST
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm SAST5:03 pm SAST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm WAT6:27 pm EAT
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:48 am WET1:34 pm WET
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am AST8:12 am AST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:44 pm EAT6:23 pm EAT
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am SRT9:20 am SRT
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:13 pm EEST5:42 pm EEST
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm EAT6:28 pm EAT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am EST7:04 am EST
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:34 am GMT2:57 pm GMT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am AST8:11 am AST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:22 pm CET4:13 pm EET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:09 pm EET4:31 pm EET
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm TMT6:22 pm TMT
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am EST7:05 am EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:00 midnight SST7:00 am
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am AST8:09 am AST
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:20 pm GST5:51 pm GST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am EST7:13 am EST
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am VET7:40 am VET
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am WET1:53 pm GMT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:16 pm AST5:41 pm AST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm WAT5:25 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm CAT5:17 pm CAT

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 eclipse1,850,000,00025.55%
At least 10% partial1,390,000,00019.20%
At least 20% partial1,130,000,00015.68%
At least 30% partial997,000,00013.76%
At least 40% partial903,000,00012.46%
At least 50% partial831,000,00011.47%
At least 60% partial650,000,0008.97%
At least 70% partial497,000,0006.86%
At least 80% partial286,000,0003.95%
At least 90% partial86,400,0001.19%
Totality or annularity2,120,0000.03%

* 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: October 18–19, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse