LIVE coverage of the total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017. More
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
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
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 Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Oct 23 at 19:37:35||Oct 23 at 3:37:35 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 23 at 21:44:37||Oct 23 at 5:44:37 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Oct 23 at 23:51:40||Oct 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.
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
Find Eclipses in Your City
Solar Eclipse 2017 – iOS
Get ready for the Great American Eclipse. More
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 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
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