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February 6, 2027 Annular 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: Much of Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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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 69.7 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 6 at 12:57:36Feb 6 at 7:57:36 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 6 at 14:03:58Feb 6 at 9:03:58 am
Maximum EclipseFeb 6 at 15:59:37Feb 6 at 10:59:37 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 6 at 17:55:26Feb 6 at 12:55:26 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 6 at 19:01:39Feb 6 at 2:01:39 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 26, 2028

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Argentina
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:21 am ART2:42 pm ART44m, 46s
Benin
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:43 pm GMT6:04 pm GMT5m, 32s
Brazil
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:53 am BRT3:53 pm BRT7m, 9s
Chile
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:59 am EASST2:11 pm CLST12m, 48s
Cote d'Ivoire
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm GMT6:44 pm GMT4m, 40s
Ghana
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm GMT6:24 pm GMT6m, 19s
Nigeria
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:42 pm WAT6:59 pm WAT6m, 15s
Togo
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:42 pm GMT6:07 pm GMT5m, 21s
Uruguay
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:47 am UYT2:29 pm UYT10m, 46s
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 pm CET6:19 pm GMT---
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 pm WAT6:49 pm WAT---
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am 1:28 pm ---
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am BOT1:47 pm BOT---
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 pm SAST7:26 pm SAST---
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm GMT6:27 pm GMT---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm CVT5:59 pm CVT---
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 pm WAT6:37 pm WAT---
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:42 pm WAT6:12 pm WAT---
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 pm WAT6:09 pm WAT---
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm WAT6:36 pm WAT---
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm CAT6:34 pm WAT---
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 pm WAT6:56 pm WAT---
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 pm SAST6:44 pm SAST---
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am FKST1:40 pm FKST---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm GFT3:18 pm GFT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am GAMT5:59 am GAMT---
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:38 pm WAT6:42 pm WAT---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:45 pm GMT7:01 pm GMT---
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm CET6:52 pm CET---
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm GMT7:01 pm GMT---
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:42 pm GMT7:01 pm GMT---
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:05 pm GYT2:59 pm BRT---
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 pm SAST7:04 pm SAST---
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm GMT6:55 pm GMT---
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 pm EET6:06 pm CET---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm GMT6:50 pm GMT---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:50 pm GMT7:00 pm GMT---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 pm WEST7:57 pm WEST---
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm SAST6:39 pm SAST---
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm CAT7:50 pm CAT---
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 pm WAT6:00 pm GMT---
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am ART2:45 pm PYST---
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:02 am PET12:06 pm PET---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am PST7:00 am PST---
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 pm WET6:41 pm WET---
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm GMT6:44 pm GMT---
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm GMT5:51 pm GMT---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:44 pm GMT7:01 pm GMT---
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm GMT7:00 pm GMT---
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm SAST7:43 pm CAT---
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:24 pm GST2:48 pm GST---
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:17 pm WET6:47 pm WET---
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm BRT3:09 pm GFT---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 pm GMT6:57 pm GMT---
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 pm WAT7:06 pm CAT---
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 pm CAT6:55 pm CAT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Annularity duration" gives the time between the start and finish of annularity within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,040,000,00012.96%
At least 10% partial838,000,00010.42%
At least 20% partial788,000,0009.80%
At least 30% partial747,000,0009.28%
At least 40% partial691,000,0008.58%
At least 50% partial593,000,0007.37%
At least 60% partial500,000,0006.22%
At least 70% partial353,000,0004.39%
At least 80% partial172,000,0002.15%
Totality or annularity63,000,0000.78%

* 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: February 20–21, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse