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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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Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible
Expand for some cities where partial eclipse was visible

Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

3D Eclipse Animation

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






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 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.

EventUTC TimeTime 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. 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.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

Total Solar Eclipse
9:58 am AWST4:20 pm PGT
East Timor
Total Solar Eclipse
10:39 am WITA2:57 pm TLT
Total Solar Eclipse
9:25 am WIB4:31 pm PGT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm SST6:16 pm SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am DAVT11:58 am CAST
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:03 am MYT1:44 pm MYT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:37 am ICT12:08 pm ICT
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
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm TOT7:05 pm TOT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 am TFT8:47 am TFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:10 pm ChST4:49 pm ChST
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:32 pm HKT1:17 pm HKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm JST3:48 pm JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm GILT6:43 pm GILT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am ICT12:01 pm ICT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:35 pm CST1:11 pm CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am WIB1:57 pm MYT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm 6:59 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am MUT7:08 am MUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:49 pm CHUT5:57 pm KOST
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
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
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm 3:34 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm WIT4:43 pm PGT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am 2:18 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 am RET7:03 am RET
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm WST6:21 pm WST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am SGT12:59 pm SGT
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm SBT5:40 pm SBT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm CST1:56 pm CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:18 am ICT11:45 am ICT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm TKT6:24 pm TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 pm TOT6:31 pm TOT
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
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:22 pm VUT5:33 pm VUT
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.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse693,000,0008.77%
At least 10% partial411,000,0005.20%
At least 20% partial358,000,0004.54%
At least 30% partial296,000,0003.76%
At least 40% partial222,000,0002.82%
At least 50% partial144,000,0001.83%
At least 60% partial69,200,0000.88%
At least 70% partial40,900,0000.52%
At least 80% partial18,500,0000.23%
At least 90% partial9,580,0000.12%
Totality or annularity375,0000.004%

* 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