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February 27, 2036 Partial 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/East Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, 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 71.8 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 27 at 02:47:24Feb 26 at 9:47:24 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 27 at 04:45:43Feb 26 at 11:45:43 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 27 at 06:44:04Feb 27 at 1:44:04 am

* 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 Jul 23, 2036

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:48 am 3:58 pm DDUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm 5:32 pm LHDT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm NZDT7:43 pm NZDT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 pm NFDT6:38 pm NFDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 pm TOT7:15 pm TOT

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 eclipse22,100,0000.25%
At least 10% partial5,370,0000.06%
At least 20% partial1,040,0000.01%
At least 30% partial--
At least 40% partial--
At least 50% partial--

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: February 11–12, 2036 — Total Lunar Eclipse