Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?
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.
Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?
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||Oct 2 at 15:42:59||Oct 2 at 11:42:59 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Oct 2 at 16:50:38||Oct 2 at 12:50:38 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 2 at 18:45:04||Oct 2 at 2:45:04 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Oct 2 at 20:39:15||Oct 2 at 4:39:15 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Oct 2 at 21:47:00||Oct 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
|Argentina||Annular Solar Eclipse||3:57 pm CLST||6:46 pm ART|
|Chile||Annular Solar Eclipse||12:23 pm EASST||6:44 pm CLST|
|American Samoa||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:54 am SST||7:21 am SST|
|Antarctica||Partial Solar Eclipse||3:58 pm||6:30 pm CLST|
|Bolivia||Partial Solar Eclipse||3:21 pm BOT||5:20 pm BOT|
|Brazil||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:30 pm UYT||6:41 pm UYT|
|Cook Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:15 am CKT||8:42 am CKT|
|Ecuador||Partial Solar Eclipse||11:51 am GALT||1:18 pm GALT|
|Falkland Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:10 pm FKST||6:42 pm FKST|
|Fiji||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:34 am FJT||6:16 am FJT|
|French Polynesia||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:39 am MART||10:44 am GAMT|
|Kiribati||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:04 am LINT||8:43 am LINT|
|Mexico||Partial Solar Eclipse||9:14 am MST||11:14 am PDT|
|New Zealand||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:29 am NZDT||7:19 am NZDT|
|Niue||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:59 am NUT||7:22 am NUT|
|Paraguay||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:33 pm ART||6:34 pm ART|
|Peru||Partial Solar Eclipse||2:12 pm PET||3:59 pm PET|
|Pitcairn Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||8:53 am PST||12:15 pm PST|
|Samoa||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:08 am WST||7:18 am WST|
|South Georgia/Sandwich Is.||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:21 pm GST||7:04 pm GST|
|Tokelau||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:08 am TKT||7:15 am TKT|
|Tonga||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:16 am TOT||7:19 am TOT|
|Tuvalu||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:44 am TVT||6:12 am TVT|
|US Minor Outlying Islands||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:25 am||7:18 am|
|United States||Partial Solar Eclipse||6:10 am HST||7:57 am HST|
|Uruguay||Partial Solar Eclipse||4:24 pm UYT||6:44 pm UYT|
|Wallis and Futuna||Partial Solar Eclipse||5:27 am WFT||6:15 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 eclipse||239,000,000||3.03%|
|At least 10% partial||131,000,000||1.67%|
|At least 20% partial||78,100,000||0.99%|
|At least 30% partial||58,900,000||0.75%|
|At least 40% partial||46,800,000||0.59%|
|At least 50% partial||10,400,000||0.13%|
|At least 60% partial||4,540,000||0.06%|
|At least 70% partial||2,280,000||0.03%|
|At least 80% partial||691,000||0.008%|
|Totality or annularity||170,000||0.002%|
* 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.
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