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September 13, 2015 — Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse will only be visible from South Africa, Antarctica and locations in Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

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

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Up to 90% of the Sun was covered.

Up to 40% of the Sun was covered.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Shades of darkness

Night

Astronomical Twilight (Sun was 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon).

Nautical Twilight (Sun was 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon).

Civil Twilight (Sun was 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon).

Day

Up to 90% of the Sun was covered.

Up to 40% of the Sun was covered.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Note: Percentage values (%) relate to moon coverage of the Sun and depends on location. Visibility is weather permitting.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide

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 beginSep 13 at 04:41Sep 13 at 12:41 am
Maximum EclipseSep 13 at 06:54Sep 13 at 2:54 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 13 at 09:06Sep 13 at 5:06 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 15, 2018.

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