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May 21, 2031 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 Asia, North/West Australia, South/East Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

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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 70.7 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 21 at 04:14:14May 21 at 12:14:14 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 21 at 05:18:42May 21 at 1:18:42 am
Maximum EclipseMay 21 at 07:14:57May 21 at 3:14:57 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 21 at 09:11:09May 21 at 5:11:09 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 21 at 10:15:40May 21 at 6:15:40 am

* 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 May 9, 2032

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:33 am CAT8:41 am CAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:14 am CAT8:57 am CAT
India
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:45 am IST3:34 pm IST
Indonesia
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:37 pm WIB5:15 pm WIB
Malawi
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:14 am CAT9:58 am EAT
Malaysia
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:54 pm MYT6:15 pm MYT
Namibia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:38 am CAT8:41 am CAT
Sri Lanka
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:07 am IST3:15 pm IST
Tanzania
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:14 am EAT10:14 am EAT
Thailand
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:48 pm ICT5:11 pm ICT
Zambia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:14 am CAT8:57 am CAT
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:17 am AFT1:08 pm AFT
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:50 pm AWST5:50 pm AWST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:23 am AST10:50 am AST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm BST3:48 pm BST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am WAT7:10 am WAT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm BTT3:04 pm IST
Botswana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am SAST8:42 am SAST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:07 am IOT3:05 pm IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:34 pm MYT6:14 pm MYT
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am GMT6:58 am WAT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:17 am CAT9:55 am EAT
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm ICT5:09 pm ICT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am WAT7:29 am WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:30 am WAT7:48 am WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am WAT7:34 am WAT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am IST5:59 pm CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:23 pm CXT5:06 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:31 pm CCT4:23 pm CCT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am EAT10:18 am EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am WAT7:32 am WAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am GMT6:07 am GMT
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:39 am EAT10:34 am EAT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:51 pm TLT6:30 pm TLT
Egypt
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 am CAT10:02 am EEST
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am WAT7:24 am WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 am EAT10:32 am EAT
Eswatini
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am SAST8:42 am SAST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:25 am EAT10:50 am EAT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am TFT12:36 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am WAT7:29 am WAT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:37 am GMT6:09 am GMT
Guam
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm ChST6:40 pm ChST
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:41 pm HKT5:51 pm HKT
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:56 am IRST12:04 pm IRST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 am AST10:31 am AST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:00 am IDT9:25 am IDT
Japan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 pm JST6:40 pm JST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am AST9:38 am AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am UZT1:00 pm
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am EAT10:27 am EAT
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:36 am AST10:34 am AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:49 am TJT4:14 pm CST
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:02 pm ICT5:05 pm ICT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am SAST8:37 am SAST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:12 am WAT8:26 am EET
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:40 pm CST5:51 pm CST
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am EAT10:30 am EAT
Maldives
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:10 am MVT2:24 pm MVT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:32 am MUT11:56 am MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am EAT10:19 am EAT
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm CHUT7:01 pm CHUT
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am CAT9:11 am CAT
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm MMT4:36 pm MMT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm NPT3:16 pm NPT
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am WAT7:12 am WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am WAT7:19 am WAT
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 pm ChST6:51 pm ChST
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am AST12:30 pm GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:30 am PKT2:03 pm PKT
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:58 pm 6:20 pm
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 pm WIT6:31 pm PGT
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:40 pm 6:12 pm
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am AST10:55 am AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:42 am RET11:26 am RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am CAT9:55 am EAT
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 am GMT6:20 am GMT
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am AST12:15 pm GST
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:19 am SCT12:06 pm SCT
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:08 pm SGT6:12 pm SGT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am EAT11:04 am EAT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am SAST8:44 am SAST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am EAT10:09 am EAT
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 am EAT9:13 am CAT
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:53 pm CST5:48 pm CST
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am AFT1:00 pm AFT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am GMT6:09 am GMT
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am AFT12:37 pm AFT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am EAT10:06 am EAT
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:15 am AST12:13 pm GST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:31 am UZT12:42 pm AFT
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:08 pm ICT5:11 pm ICT
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:43 am AST11:17 am AST
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 am CAT8:51 am CAT

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 eclipse5,380,000,00063.49%
At least 10% partial4,360,000,00051.44%
At least 20% partial3,710,000,00043.75%
At least 30% partial3,140,000,00037.06%
At least 40% partial2,320,000,00027.45%
At least 50% partial1,640,000,00019.38%
At least 60% partial1,160,000,00013.72%
At least 70% partial671,000,0007.92%
At least 80% partial398,000,0004.70%
At least 90% partial117,000,0001.39%
Totality or annularity76,500,0000.90%

* 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: May 7, 2031 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: June 5, 2031 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse