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April 20, 2023 Total Solar Eclipse

The Ningaloo Eclipse: this hybrid solar eclipse takes its name from an Aboriginal word. The path of totality passed over North West Cape, a remote peninsula of Western Australia.

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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 Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 20 at 01:34:26Apr 19 at 9:34:26 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 20 at 02:37:08Apr 19 at 10:37:08 pm
Maximum EclipseApr 20 at 04:16:53Apr 20 at 12:16:53 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 20 at 05:56:43Apr 20 at 1:56:43 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 20 at 06:59:22Apr 20 at 2:59:22 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 8, 2024

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Australia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:58 am AWST4:20 pm PGT7m, 16s
East Timor
Total Solar Eclipse
10:39 am WITA2:57 pm TLT5m, 19s
Indonesia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:25 am WIB4:31 pm PGT36m, 4s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm SST6:16 pm SST---
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am DAVT11:58 am CAST---
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:03 am MYT1:44 pm MYT---
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:37 am ICT12:08 pm ICT---
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm CST1:36 pm CST---
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:17 am CXT11:58 am CXT---
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:41 am CCT10:58 am CCT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm CKT6:54 pm CKT---
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm TOT7:05 pm TOT---
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am TFT8:47 am TFT---
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:10 pm ChST4:49 pm ChST---
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:32 pm HKT1:17 pm HKT---
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm JST3:48 pm JST---
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm GILT6:43 pm GILT---
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am ICT12:02 pm ICT---
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:35 pm CST1:12 pm CST---
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am WIB1:57 pm MYT---
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm 6:59 pm ---
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am MUT7:08 am MUT---
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:49 pm CHUT5:57 pm KOST---
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:32 pm NRT6:53 pm NRT---
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm NCT5:15 pm NCT---
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:29 pm NZST5:33 pm NZST---
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm NUT6:04 pm NUT---
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm NFT4:49 pm NFT---
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:13 pm ChST4:49 pm ChST---
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm 3:34 pm ---
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm WIT4:44 pm PGT---
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am 2:18 pm ---
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 am RET7:03 am RET---
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm WST6:21 pm WST---
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am SGT12:59 pm SGT---
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm SBT5:40 pm SBT---
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm CST1:56 pm CST---
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:18 am ICT11:46 am ICT---
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm TKT6:24 pm TKT---
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 pm TOT6:31 pm TOT---
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:40 pm TVT6:13 pm TVT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm SST6:56 pm WAKT---
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 pm HST8:21 pm HST---
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:22 pm VUT5:33 pm VUT---
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:25 am ICT12:19 pm ICT---
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:41 pm WFT5:42 pm WFT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse718,000,0008.93%
At least 10% partial426,000,0005.30%
At least 20% partial371,000,0004.62%
At least 30% partial307,000,0003.83%
At least 40% partial230,000,0002.87%
At least 50% partial150,000,0001.87%
At least 60% partial71,800,0000.89%
At least 70% partial42,400,0000.53%
At least 80% partial19,200,0000.24%
At least 90% partial9,930,0000.12%
Totality or annularity389,0000.004%

* 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse