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October 2, 2024 Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular 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 in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

Expand for some cities where annular eclipse is visible
Expand for some cities where partial eclipse is visible

Is 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 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 beginOct 2 at 15:42:59Oct 2 at 11:42:59 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 2 at 16:50:38Oct 2 at 12:50:38 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 2 at 18:45:04Oct 2 at 2:45:04 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 2 at 20:39:15Oct 2 at 4:39:15 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 2 at 21:47:00Oct 2 at 5:47:00 pm

* 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 17, 2026.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

Annular Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm CLST6:46 pm ART
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:23 pm EASST6:44 pm CLST
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am SST7:21 am SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:58 pm 6:30 pm CLST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm BOT5:20 pm BOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:30 pm UYT6:41 pm UYT
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am CKT8:42 am CKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am GALT1:18 pm GALT
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm FKST6:42 pm FKST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am FJT6:16 am FJT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am MART10:44 am GAMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am LINT8:43 am LINT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:14 am MST11:14 am PDT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am NZDT7:19 am NZDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am NUT7:22 am NUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm ART6:34 pm ART
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:12 pm PET3:59 pm PET
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:53 am PST12:15 pm PST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am WST7:18 am WST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm GST7:04 pm GST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am TKT7:15 am TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am TOT7:19 am TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am TVT6:12 am TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am 7:18 am
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am HST7:57 am HST
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:24 pm UYT6:44 pm UYT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am WFT6:15 am 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 eclipse239,000,0003.03%
At least 10% partial131,000,0001.67%
At least 20% partial78,100,0000.99%
At least 30% partial58,900,0000.75%
At least 40% partial46,800,0000.59%
At least 50% partial10,400,0000.13%
At least 60% partial4,540,0000.06%
At least 70% partial2,280,0000.03%
At least 80% partial691,0000.008%
Totality or annularity170,0000.002%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: October 17, 2024 — Almost Lunar Eclipse