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August 11, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Is this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

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

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)




The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 11 at 08:02:08Aug 11 at 4:02:08 am
Maximum EclipseAug 11 at 09:46:24Aug 11 at 5:46:24 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 11 at 11:30:40Aug 11 at 7:30:40 am

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 5 – Jan 6, 2019.

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: July 13, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Preceding paired eclipse: July 27, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse