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December 26, 2019 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: East in Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

Where to See the Eclipse

Eclipse Path For December 25/26, 2019 Eclipse
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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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 beginDec 26 at 02:29Dec 25 at 9:29 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginDec 26 at 03:34Dec 25 at 10:34 pm
Maximum EclipseDec 26 at 05:12Dec 26 at 12:12 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endDec 26 at 07:00Dec 26 at 2:00 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endDec 26 at 08:05Dec 26 at 3:05 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.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 21, 2020.

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Dec 26, 2019 at 02:29 UTC

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