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June 21, 2020 Annular Solar Eclipse

The annular phase of this rare solstice solar eclipse was visible from parts of Africa and Asia, including the Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, southern Pakistan, northern India, and China. If the weather cooperated, people in these areas saw the characteristic "ring of fire."

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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: South/East Europe, Asia, North in Australia, Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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Rare Solstice Eclipse

In many time zones, this eclipse took place on the same day as the June Solstice. The next time an annular solar eclipse coincides with the June solstice in this century is on June 21, 2039.

High Magnitude, Narrow Path, Short Annularity

The path of this rare solstice "ring of fire" eclipse was long—it spans across two continents, Africa and Asia, and 14 countries—but it was also very narrow. At its widest, in West Africa, the path was only about 85 km (53 mi) wide. Here, annularity lasted for about 1 minute and 20 seconds.

At the location of Greatest Eclipse, in Uttrakhand, India, near the border of China and Nepal, the magnitude of the eclipse was 0.996 and the width of the path was about 21 kms (13 mi). Annularity here lasted for around 38 seconds.

This eclipse also had the highest magnitude (0.99401) at the instant of Greatest Eclipse among all the annular solar eclipses between 2003 and 2031. The next annular solar eclipse with a higher magnitude is on September 12, 2034.

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 beginJun 21 at 03:46:01Jun 20 at 11:46:01 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 21 at 04:47:46Jun 21 at 12:47:46 am
Maximum EclipseJun 21 at 06:40:07Jun 21 at 2:40:07 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 21 at 08:32:22Jun 21 at 4:32:22 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 21 at 09:34:04Jun 21 at 5:34:04 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 10, 2021

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Central African Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:59 am WAT7:00 am WAT
China
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:26 am IST5:25 pm CST
Congo
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:37 am WAT6:53 am WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:48 am EAT9:00 am EAT
Eritrea
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:52 am EAT9:27 am EAT
Ethiopia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:46 am EAT9:28 am EAT
India
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:56 am IST2:32 pm IST
Oman
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:01 am AST11:21 am GST
Pakistan
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:19 am PKT1:17 pm PKT
Saudi Arabia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:57 am AST10:09 am AST
South Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:47 am EAT9:12 am EAT
Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:50 am EAT8:26 am CAT
Taiwan
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:44 pm CST5:27 pm CST
Yemen
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:53 am AST10:55 am GST
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am PKT12:38 pm AFT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am CEST8:05 am CEST
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am CET7:57 am EET
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 am CAT6:47 am WAT
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:41 am AZT10:56 am AMT
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm PGT6:34 pm ACST
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:10 am IRDT11:06 am AZT
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 am AST10:00 am AST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am IST2:56 pm BST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:33 am MSK9:13 am EEST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 am WAT6:52 am WAT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:48 am IST2:54 pm BTT
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 am CEST7:59 am CEST
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 am SAST7:34 am CAT
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:10 am IOT12:02 pm IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:09 pm MYT5:24 pm BNT
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am EEST9:18 am EEST
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 am GMT5:52 am GMT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am EAT7:53 am CAT
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm ICT4:21 pm ICT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 am WAT6:56 am WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am CAT7:06 am WAT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am EAT8:42 am EAT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:09 am CEST7:59 am CEST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am BST9:30 am EEST
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:51 am EAT9:27 am EAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:52 pm TLT6:13 pm TLT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am CAT8:28 am EET
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am WAT6:51 am WAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 am SAST7:09 am SAST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am CEST7:36 am CEST
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:02 am TFT10:41 am TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am WAT6:51 am WAT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:48 am AZT10:56 am AZT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am GMT5:51 am GMT
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 am EEST9:18 am EEST
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm ChST6:50 pm ChST
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:36 pm HKT5:24 pm HKT
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am CEST8:58 am EEST
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm WIB5:32 pm
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:45 am IRDT12:37 pm PKT
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 am AST9:58 am AST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am EET9:32 am EEST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:52 am CEST8:01 am CEST
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:53 pm JST6:25 pm JST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am AST9:38 am AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:50 am TMT2:14 pm ALMT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am EAT9:12 am EAT
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am CEST8:05 am CEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am AST9:57 am AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:57 am TJT4:14 pm CST
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm MMT4:21 pm ICT
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 am IDT9:33 am EEST
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am SAST7:01 am SAST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 am WAT8:13 am EET
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:35 pm CST5:24 pm CST
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am EAT8:39 am EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am EAT8:45 am EAT
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:29 pm MYT5:28 pm MYT
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:32 am MVT12:26 pm MVT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am WAT5:52 am GMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 am CEST7:57 am CEST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 am GMT5:49 am GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am MUT9:42 am MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 am EAT8:38 am EAT
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm CHUT7:09 pm CHUT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:09 am EEST9:19 am EEST
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:44 pm ULAT4:50 pm ULAT
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am CEST8:02 am CEST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am WEST6:42 am WEST
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am CAT8:44 am EAT
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:29 am BST3:42 pm MMT
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:49 am CAT6:39 am WAT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am NPT2:31 pm NPT
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 am WAT6:59 am WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 am WAT6:56 am WAT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:48 pm KST6:04 pm KST
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am CEST8:08 am CEST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm ChST7:03 pm ChST
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:25 pm 6:26 pm
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 am EET9:31 am EEST
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm PGT6:37 pm PGT
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:54 pm 5:33 pm
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:38 am EEST8:53 am EEST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 am AST10:02 am AST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:03 am EEST9:19 am EEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:48 am AZT6:52 pm VLAT
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:57 am EAT7:55 am CAT
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am GMT5:50 am GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:04 am EEST9:07 am EEST
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am SCT10:09 am SCT
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm SGT4:55 pm SGT
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 am CEST7:53 am CEST
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am EAT9:41 am EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am SAST7:23 am CAT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:49 pm KST6:12 pm KST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am CEST7:30 am CEST
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am IST1:32 pm IST
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am EEST9:46 am AST
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am AFT4:09 pm CST
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am EAT8:57 am EAT
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:51 pm ICT4:18 pm ICT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am GMT5:51 am GMT
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am EET6:55 am CET
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 am EEST11:22 am IRDT
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:39 am TMT12:47 pm TMT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 pm WAKT7:31 pm WAKT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am EAT9:04 am EAT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:01 am MSK9:39 am MSK
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:09 am AST11:15 am GST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:49 am TMT2:01 pm KGT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 am CEST7:46 am CEST
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm ICT4:23 pm ICT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am WEST6:42 am WEST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am CAT7:46 am CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am CAT7:35 am CAT

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 eclipse5,970,000,00076.24%
At least 10% partial5,450,000,00069.51%
At least 20% partial5,180,000,00066.09%
At least 30% partial4,890,000,00062.41%
At least 40% partial4,320,000,00055.19%
At least 50% partial3,800,000,00048.53%
At least 60% partial3,250,000,00041.49%
At least 70% partial2,470,000,00031.60%
At least 80% partial1,490,000,00019.09%
At least 90% partial704,000,0008.98%
Totality or annularity42,900,0000.55%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: June 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse