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April 20, 2023 — Total Solar Eclipse

Is this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

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3D Eclipse Animation

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The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

Note: The animation follows the eclipse shadow from west to east, its point of view moving around the planet at a greater speed than Earth's rotation. If you don't take into account this rapid change of perspective, it may look like Earth is spinning in the wrong direction.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 20 at 01:34:22Apr 19 at 9:34:22 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 20 at 02:37:04Apr 19 at 10:37:04 pm
Maximum EclipseApr 20 at 04:16:49Apr 20 at 12:16:49 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 20 at 05:56:36Apr 20 at 1:56:36 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 20 at 06:59:18Apr 20 at 2:59:18 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.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 8, 2024.

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: May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse