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August 21, 2036 Partial Solar Eclipse

Is this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Boston?

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

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Is this eclipse visible in Boston?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Boston*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 21 at 15:33:07Aug 21 at 11:33:07 am
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 17:24:30Aug 21 at 1:24:30 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 21 at 19:15:53Aug 21 at 3:15:53 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 Boston 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 Boston.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jan 16, 2037.

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