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March 20, 2015 — Total Solar Eclipse

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Astronomy: Same day as the March Equinox 2015

It's a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, North/West Asia, North/West Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.

Eclipse Shadow Path

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Eclipse Path For March 20, 2015 Eclipse
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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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 beginMar 20 at 07:40Mar 20 at 3:40 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 20 at 09:09Mar 20 at 5:09 am
Maximum EclipseMar 20 at 09:45Mar 20 at 5:45 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 20 at 10:21Mar 20 at 6:21 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 20 at 11:50Mar 20 at 7:50 am

* 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.
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Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 8 – Mar 9, 2016.

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