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March 30, 2033 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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: West in Europe, North in Asia, North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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 71.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMar 30 at 15:59:37Mar 30 at 11:59:37 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 30 at 17:35:51Mar 30 at 1:35:51 pm
Maximum EclipseMar 30 at 18:01:24Mar 30 at 2:01:24 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 30 at 18:26:34Mar 30 at 2:26:34 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 30 at 20:02:58Mar 30 at 4:02:58 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 20, 2034

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
4:52 am ANAT5:04 am VLAT
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:14 am HST4:38 pm ADT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:35 am PDT4:54 pm ADT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm WEST8:13 pm WEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm ADT7:00 pm WGST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 pm GMT8:00 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 pm IST8:13 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:44 pm BST7:51 pm BST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 am PDT12:20 pm MDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 pm CEST9:39 pm CEST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:40 pm PMDT5:43 pm PMDT
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:30 pm BST8:31 pm BST

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 eclipse346,000,0004.15%
At least 10% partial146,000,0001.75%
At least 20% partial101,000,0001.22%
At least 30% partial53,100,0000.64%
At least 40% partial29,900,0000.36%
At least 50% partial24,300,0000.29%
At least 60% partial8,680,0000.10%
At least 70% partial1,130,0000.01%
At least 80% partial760,0000.009%
At least 90% partial645,0000.007%
Totality or annularity67,6000.0008%

* 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: April 14, 2033 — Total Lunar Eclipse