The annular phase of this solar eclipse is visible from parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia; south of Pakistan and northern India; and China. Weather permitting, people in these areas will see the characteristic ring of fire.
Where to See the Eclipse
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jun 21 at 03:45:58||Jun 20 at 11:45:58 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Jun 21 at 04:47:45||Jun 21 at 12:47:45 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 21 at 06:40:04||Jun 21 at 2:40:04 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Jun 21 at 08:32:17||Jun 21 at 4:32:17 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jun 21 at 09:34:01||Jun 21 at 5:34:01 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. 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.
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: June 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse