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August 21, 2036 Partial Solar Eclipse

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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: Europe, North in Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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 71.9 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 21 at 15:33:17Aug 21 at 11:33:17 am
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 17:24:41Aug 21 at 1:24:41 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 21 at 19:16:06Aug 21 at 3:16:06 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 Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 16, 2037

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 pm CEST7:33 pm CEST
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 pm CET8:07 pm WEST
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 pm CEST8:45 pm CEST
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 pm CEST8:22 pm CEST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:03 pm MSK7:41 pm CEST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 pm CEST8:56 pm CEST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:25 pm CEST7:52 pm CEST
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 am AKDT4:06 pm NDT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:02 pm CEST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:15 pm CEST8:18 pm CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 pm CEST8:48 pm CEST
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:58 pm EEST9:02 pm EEST
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm WEST7:42 pm WEST
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 pm EEST9:28 pm EEST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm CEST9:03 pm CEST
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 pm CEST8:47 pm CEST
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:48 pm CEST9:03 pm CEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:05 pm ADT5:34 pm WGST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 pm BST7:59 pm BST
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 pm CEST7:55 pm CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:40 pm GMT6:38 pm GMT
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm IST7:57 pm IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 pm BST7:53 pm BST
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:30 pm CEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm BST7:59 pm BST
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm CEST7:31 pm CEST
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:01 pm EEST8:59 pm EEST
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:49 pm CET6:57 pm CET
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 pm CEST8:21 pm CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:03 pm EEST8:57 pm EEST
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 pm CEST8:42 pm CEST
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 pm GMT6:55 pm GMT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:42 pm CEST7:45 pm CEST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 pm WEST7:15 pm GMT
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:30 pm CEST8:24 pm CEST
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 pm CEST7:38 pm CEST
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:48 pm WEST8:16 pm WEST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:11 pm CEST8:55 pm CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:36 pm CEST8:45 pm CEST
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:07 pm CEST8:18 pm CEST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:34 pm CEST8:15 pm WEST
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 pm EEST7:36 pm CEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:36 am ANAT9:24 pm EEST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm PMDT4:30 pm PMDT
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 pm CEST8:04 pm CEST
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST7:41 pm CEST
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm CEST7:54 pm CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:04 pm CEST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:31 pm CEST8:15 pm WEST
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 pm CEST8:43 pm CEST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm CEST8:34 pm CEST
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:41 pm CET7:09 pm CET
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 pm EEST8:35 pm MSK
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 pm BST7:59 pm BST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:33 am AKDT3:03 pm ADT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:32 pm CEST8:00 pm CEST
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 pm WEST8:15 pm WEST
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 pm EEST9:17 pm EEST

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 eclipse720,000,0008.17%
At least 10% partial675,000,0007.66%
At least 20% partial634,000,0007.19%
At least 30% partial567,000,0006.44%
At least 40% partial472,000,0005.36%
At least 50% partial409,000,0004.64%
At least 60% partial249,000,0002.83%
At least 70% partial36,300,0000.41%
At least 80% partial2,740,0000.03%

* 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 third eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: July 23, 2036 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Second eclipse this season: August 6–7, 2036 — Total Lunar Eclipse