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October 23, 2014 — Partial Solar Eclipse
The partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014 will be visible from many parts of the United States and Canada.
What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: East in Asia, North America, Pacific, Atlantic.
The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Sibera at 19:38 (7:38 pm) UTC. As it moves east, much of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse will take place at 21:45 (9:45 pm) UTC over Canada's Nunavut Territory near Prince of Wales Island.
The eclipse will end at 23:52 (11:52 pm) UTC.
Eclipse Shadow Path
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Seattle*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Oct 23 at 19:37:35||Oct 23 at 12:37:35 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 23 at 21:44:37||Oct 23 at 2:44:37 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Oct 23 at 23:51:40||Oct 23 at 4:51:40 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. Please note that the local times for Seattle are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
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.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2014
- Apr 14–15, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 29, 2014 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 23, 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
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