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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.

Was this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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: 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.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 23 at 19:37:35Oct 23 at 3:37:35 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 23 at 21:44:37Oct 23 at 5:44:37 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 23 at 23:51:40Oct 23 at 7:51:40 pm

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 13, 2015.

Eclipses Come in Pairs!

A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!

Preceding paired eclipse: October 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse