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September 12, 2034 Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime 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. 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. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 9 – Mar 10, 2035.

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:53 am ART3:49 pm ART36m
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:27 am PET2:38 pm BOT12m
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:12 am ACT5:00 pm FNT14m
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:07 am EASST3:25 pm CLST10m
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:02 am BOT2:48 pm PYT7m
Saint Helena
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:52 pm GMT6:37 pm GMT2m
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm CLST3:20 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 am AST12:29 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am CST9:55 am CST---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:42 am AST12:32 pm AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am EST10:43 am EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:51 am COT12:42 pm PET---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:43 am CST10:34 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:24 am CDT11:36 am CDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:38 am AST12:32 pm AST---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am AST11:49 am AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 am GALT12:24 pm ECT---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:47 am CST10:07 am CST---
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:00 pm FKST3:24 pm FKST---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm GFT2:33 pm GFT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:00 am GAMT6:50 am GAMT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:22 am AST12:23 pm AST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am CST10:01 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am VET1:37 pm GYT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am EDT11:49 am EDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am CST10:09 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am EST10:54 am EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 am MST9:55 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am CST10:23 am CST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:51 am EST11:47 am EST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:54 am PET1:13 pm PET---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am PST7:59 am PST---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:31 am AST12:14 pm AST---
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:22 pm GST4:41 pm GST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:12 am GYT2:35 pm BRT---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:09 am AST12:42 pm AST---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:41 am 10:47 am ---
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:27 am CDT9:50 am CDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:30 pm UYT3:51 pm UYT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:15 am COT1:32 pm VET---

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 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