LIVE coverage of the total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017. More
March 29, 2025 — Partial Solar Eclipse
What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.
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: Much of Europe, North in Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Atlantic, Arctic.
Eclipse Shadow Path
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||Mar 29 at 08:50:40||Mar 29 at 4:50:40 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 29 at 10:47:22||Mar 29 at 6:47:22 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Mar 29 at 12:43:38||Mar 29 at 8:43:38 am|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses Come in Pairs!
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!
Preceding paired eclipse: March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse
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Solar Eclipse 2017 – iOS
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Eclipses in 2025
- Mar 13/14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Mar 29, 2025 – Partial Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Sep 7/8, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 21, 2025 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27/28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse