This total solar eclipse, the last eclipse of 2020, is visible from Chile and some parts of Argentina in the afternoon. Some regions in southern South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica will see a partial solar eclipse, if the weather permits.
Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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||Apr 20 at 01:34:22||Apr 19 at 9:34:22 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Apr 20 at 02:37:04||Apr 19 at 10:37:04 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 20 at 04:16:49||Apr 20 at 12:16:49 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Apr 20 at 05:56:36||Apr 20 at 1:56:36 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Apr 20 at 06:59:18||Apr 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.
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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse