This partial solar eclipse will be visible from very few locations on land. People in some parts of southern Australia, including those in Adelaide and Melbourne, will see a very small fraction of the eclipse. A majority of this partial eclipse of the Sun will take place over the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The eclipse can also be seen from a very small part of northern Antarctica.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
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||Jul 13 at 01:48:23||Jul 12 at 9:48:23 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 13 at 03:01:05||Jul 12 at 11:01:05 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jul 13 at 04:13:44||Jul 13 at 12:13:44 am|
* 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: July 27, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: August 11, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse