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September 21, 2025 Partial Solar Eclipse

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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 Australia, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)




The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 21 at 17:29:43Sep 21 at 1:29:43 pm
Maximum EclipseSep 21 at 19:41:59Sep 21 at 3:41:59 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 21 at 21:53:45Sep 21 at 5:53:45 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 14, 2029

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am SST8:12 am SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 am DDUT6:53 pm CLST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am 7:36 am
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:32 am CKT9:41 am CKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 am FJT8:27 am TOT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:41 am TAHT10:04 am TAHT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:38 am PHOT8:56 am LINT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 am NCT6:27 am NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am NZST8:36 am NZST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 am NUT8:26 am NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am NFT6:43 am NFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am WST8:09 am WST
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am SBT6:00 am SBT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 am TKT7:52 am TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 am TOT8:33 am TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am TVT6:52 am TVT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am VUT6:22 am VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am WFT7:08 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 eclipse16,600,0000.20%
At least 10% partial7,000,0000.09%
At least 20% partial6,540,0000.08%
At least 30% partial5,310,0000.06%
At least 40% partial4,990,0000.06%
At least 50% partial4,990,0000.06%
At least 60% partial4,820,0000.06%
At least 70% partial409,0000.004%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: September 7, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse