The partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014 will be visible from many parts of the United States and Canada.
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 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|
* 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. 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