This total solar eclipse, the last eclipse of 2020, was visible from parts of Chile and Argentina in the afternoon. Some locations in southern South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica saw the partial phase of this South American total solar eclipse.
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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: South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Dec 14 at 13:33:55||Dec 14 at 8:33:55 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Dec 14 at 14:32:36||Dec 14 at 9:32:36 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 14 at 16:13:30||Dec 14 at 11:13:30 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Dec 14 at 17:54:19||Dec 14 at 12:54:19 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Dec 14 at 18:53:06||Dec 14 at 1:53:06 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Dec 4, 2021.
Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible
|Argentina||Total Solar Eclipse||11:33 am CLST||3:03 pm ART|
|Chile||Total Solar Eclipse||8:53 am EASST||2:33 pm ART|
|Angola||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:00 pm WAT||6:40 pm WAT|
|Antarctica||Partial Solar Eclipse||12:33 pm CLST||2:45 pm|
|Bolivia||Partial Solar Eclipse||9:34 am PET||1:40 pm BOT|
|Botswana||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:55 pm CAT||7:24 pm SAST|
|Brazil||Partial Solar Eclipse||9:34 am PET||4:41 pm FNT|
|Congo||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:14 pm WAT||6:18 pm WAT|
|Congo Democratic Republic||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:13 pm WAT||6:17 pm WAT|
|Cote d'Ivoire||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:54 pm GMT||6:05 pm GMT|
|Ecuador||Partial Solar Eclipse||7:54 am GALT||10:44 am ECT|
|Equatorial Guinea||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:23 pm WAT||6:36 pm WAT|
|Falkland Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||12:14 pm FKST||2:48 pm FKST|
|French Polynesia||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:08 am GAMT||6:38 am GAMT|
|Gabon||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:16 pm WAT||6:22 pm WAT|
|Ghana||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:49 pm GMT||6:01 pm GMT|
|Lesotho||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:53 pm SAST||7:04 pm SAST|
|Mexico||Partial Solar Eclipse||7:04 am MST||7:36 am MST|
|Namibia||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:54 pm CAT||7:48 pm CAT|
|Paraguay||Partial Solar Eclipse||10:53 am BOT||3:01 pm ART|
|Peru||Partial Solar Eclipse||9:12 am PET||12:01 pm PET|
|Pitcairn Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:54 am PST||7:45 am PST|
|Saint Helena||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:31 pm GMT||6:49 pm GMT|
|Sao Tome and Principe||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:25 pm GMT||5:30 pm GMT|
|South Africa||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:49 pm SAST||7:53 pm SAST|
|South Georgia/Sandwich Is.||Partial Solar Eclipse||1:44 pm GST||4:04 pm GST|
|Uruguay||Partial Solar Eclipse||12:03 pm UYT||3:08 pm UYT|
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 eclipse||361,000,000||4.58%|
|At least 10% partial||261,000,000||3.31%|
|At least 20% partial||211,000,000||2.68%|
|At least 30% partial||160,000,000||2.03%|
|At least 40% partial||94,100,000||1.19%|
|At least 50% partial||75,800,000||0.96%|
|At least 60% partial||57,400,000||0.73%|
|At least 70% partial||46,400,000||0.59%|
|At least 80% partial||12,200,000||0.15%|
|At least 90% partial||6,660,000||0.08%|
|Totality or annularity||774,000||0.009%|
* 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.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse