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September 12, 2034 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: South in North America, South America, 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 71.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 12 at 13:26:43Sep 12 at 9:26:43 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 12 at 14:32:14Sep 12 at 10:32:14 am
Maximum EclipseSep 12 at 16:18:16Sep 12 at 12:18:16 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 12 at 18:04:11Sep 12 at 2:04:11 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 12 at 19:09:50Sep 12 at 3:09:50 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 Mar 9 – Mar 10, 2035

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:53 am BOT3:50 pm BRT
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:27 am PET2:39 pm BOT
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:12 am PET5:01 pm FNT
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:07 am EASST3:25 pm CLST
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:02 am BOT3:49 pm ART
Saint Helena
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:52 pm GMT6:37 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:18 pm CLST3:20 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 am AST12:30 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am CST9:55 am CST
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am AST12:33 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am EST10:44 am EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:51 am COT12:43 pm PET
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 am CST10:35 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:24 am CDT11:37 am CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:38 am AST12:32 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am AST11:50 am AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 am GALT12:25 pm PET
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:46 am CST10:08 am CST
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:00 pm FKST3:24 pm FKST
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm GFT2:34 pm GFT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am GAMT6:51 am GAMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:21 am AST12:24 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am CST10:02 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am VET1:38 pm GYT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am EDT11:49 am EDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am CST10:10 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:25 am EST10:55 am EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:40 am PDT9:56 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am CST10:23 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am CST11:47 am EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am PET1:14 pm PET
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am PST7:59 am PST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:30 am AST12:15 pm AST
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:26 pm GST4:41 pm GST
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:12 am GYT2:36 pm BRT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:08 am AST12:43 pm AST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:40 am SST11:47 am CDT
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am CDT9:51 am CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm UYT3:51 pm UYT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:15 am COT1:33 pm AMT

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 eclipse676,000,0008.17%
At least 10% partial532,000,0006.44%
At least 20% partial393,000,0004.75%
At least 30% partial328,000,0003.96%
At least 40% partial295,000,0003.57%
At least 50% partial266,000,0003.22%
At least 60% partial211,000,0002.56%
At least 70% partial131,000,0001.58%
At least 80% partial73,100,0000.88%
At least 90% partial24,800,0000.30%
Totality or annularity5,960,0000.07%

* 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: September 28, 2034 — Partial Lunar Eclipse