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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.

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: North/East 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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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)




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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 67.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 23 at 19:37:33Oct 23 at 3:37:33 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 23 at 21:44:36Oct 23 at 5:44:36 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 23 at 23:51:40Oct 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 13, 2015

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 pm CDT5:29 pm CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm AKDT6:33 pm CDT
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm EST5:56 pm EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm CDT7:08 pm CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm CDT6:34 pm CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:14 pm PDT6:51 pm CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 am PETT10:05 am ANAT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 pm EDT6:45 pm EDT
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:38 am HDT6:51 pm CDT

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 eclipse459,000,0006.27%
At least 10% partial318,000,0004.34%
At least 20% partial250,000,0003.41%
At least 30% partial183,000,0002.50%
At least 40% partial83,800,0001.14%
At least 50% partial30,600,0000.42%
At least 60% partial5,530,0000.08%
At least 70% partial42,3000.0005%

* 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 8, 2014 — Total Lunar Eclipse