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January 5–6, 2019 Partial Solar Eclipse

This partial solar eclipse is visible from locations in north Pacific and northeast Asia, including Beijing, Irkutsk in Russia, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo.

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

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: North/East Asia, West in North America, Pacific.

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Was 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 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 69.2 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJan 5 at 23:34:10Jan 5 at 6:34:10 pm
Maximum EclipseJan 6 at 01:41:29Jan 5 at 8:41:29 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJan 6 at 03:48:50Jan 5 at 10:48:50 pm

* 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.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 30, 2022.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 am CST12:35 pm VLAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:11 am ChST11:15 am ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:38 am JST11:57 am JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am CHOT10:03 am CHOT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:35 am KST11:20 am KST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am ChST12:18 pm ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am VLAT3:28 pm PETT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:35 am KST11:13 am KST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:59 am CST9:03 am CST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:14 pm WAKT4:34 pm SST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:41 pm HST5:42 pm HST

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,250,000,00016.20%
At least 10% partial662,000,0008.53%
At least 20% partial346,000,0004.46%
At least 30% partial122,000,0001.57%
At least 40% partial20,200,0000.26%
At least 50% partial1,370,0000.02%
At least 60% partial172,0002.00000000%

* 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 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse