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December 26, 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse

The annular phase of this solar eclipse is visible from Saudi Arabia, Oman, southern India, and parts of Indonesia, weather permitting. In most of Asia, parts of North/East Africa, and North/West Australia, people can see a partial eclipse.

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What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: East in Europe, Asia, Much of Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginDec 26 at 02:29:52Dec 25 at 9:29:52 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginDec 26 at 03:34:36Dec 25 at 10:34:36 pm
Maximum EclipseDec 26 at 05:17:47Dec 26 at 12:17:47 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endDec 26 at 07:00:58Dec 26 at 2:00:58 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endDec 26 at 08:05:44Dec 26 at 3:05:44 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jun 21, 2020

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Bahrain
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:20 am AST7:49 am AST1m, 7s
Guam
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm ChST6:02 pm ChST3m, 20s
India
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:03 am IST12:13 pm IST11m, 31s
Indonesia
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:02 am WIB5:01 pm WIT1h, 43m, 27s
Malaysia
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:13 am MYT3:50 pm MYT43m, 7s
Northern Mariana Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:33 pm ChST5:58 pm ChST2m, 41s
Oman
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:37 am GST8:59 am GST4m, 28s
Philippines
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:13 pm 3:58 pm 2m, 48s
Qatar
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:16 am AST7:50 am AST3m, 5s
Saudi Arabia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:52 am GST8:54 am GST4m
Singapore
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:26 am SGT3:18 pm SGT2m, 58s
Sri Lanka
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:08 am IST11:29 am IST6m, 55s
United Arab Emirates
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:56 am GST8:55 am GST3m, 48s
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 am PKT9:45 am AFT---
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 am IRST8:51 am AMT---
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:39 pm AWST5:47 pm PGT---
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:59 am AZT8:53 am AZT---
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:57 am BST12:18 pm BST---
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:34 am IST12:05 pm BTT---
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am IOT11:24 am IOT---
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm MYT3:44 pm MYT---
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am ICT2:21 pm ICT---
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:23 am IST3:28 pm CST---
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am CXT2:15 pm CXT---
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:58 am CCT1:19 pm CCT---
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am CAT6:10 am CAT---
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am EAT7:34 am EAT---
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:46 pm TLT4:48 pm TLT---
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am EET6:42 am EET---
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 am EAT6:35 am CAT---
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am EAT7:36 am EAT---
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am AZT8:52 am GET---
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:15 pm HKT3:22 pm HKT---
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:03 am IRST8:34 am IRST---
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am AST7:50 am AST---
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 am IST6:44 am EET---
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:48 pm JST4:53 pm JST---
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am AST7:45 am AST---
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am UZT11:17 am ALMT---
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am EAT7:23 am EAT---
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm GILT6:46 pm GILT---
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 am AST7:49 am AST---
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:56 am TJT1:18 pm CST---
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am ICT2:17 pm ICT---
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am EET6:45 am EET---
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:14 pm CST3:20 pm CST---
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 am MVT10:32 am MVT---
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 pm 6:41 pm ---
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 am MUT8:25 am MUT---
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:20 pm CHUT6:05 pm CHUT---
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:53 am HOVT2:24 pm CHOT---
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:30 am MMT1:57 pm ICT---
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 pm NRT6:56 pm NRT---
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:36 am NPT11:40 am NPT---
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:08 pm KST4:11 pm KST---
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:32 am PKT10:21 am PKT---
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:02 pm 5:03 pm ---
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am IST6:44 am EET---
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:32 pm PGT5:59 pm PGT---
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am ALMT4:08 pm YAKT---
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:55 am SCT8:37 am SCT---
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:08 pm SBT6:43 pm SBT---
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am EAT7:44 am EAT---
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm KST4:23 pm KST---
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 am EAT7:25 am EAT---
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 am CAT6:37 am CAT---
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am EET7:49 am EEST---
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:33 pm CST3:38 pm CST---
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am AFT1:16 pm CST---
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am EAT7:00 am EAT---
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:09 am ICT2:12 pm ICT---
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:14 am AST7:51 am EEST---
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am TMT10:05 am TMT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm WAKT6:21 pm WAKT---
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am EAT7:13 am EAT---
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:50 am TMT11:11 am KGT---
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:26 am ICT2:26 pm ICT---
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am AST7:49 am AST---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Annularity duration" gives the time between the start and finish of annularity within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse4,890,000,00063.04%
At least 10% partial4,310,000,00055.60%
At least 20% partial3,620,000,00046.66%
At least 30% partial3,040,000,00039.15%
At least 40% partial2,330,000,00030.07%
At least 50% partial1,480,000,00019.17%
At least 60% partial1,130,000,00014.61%
At least 70% partial721,000,0009.29%
At least 80% partial405,000,0005.23%
At least 90% partial169,000,0002.18%
Totality or annularity57,300,0000.74%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: January 10, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse