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January 5, 2038 Annular Solar Eclipse

This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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

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This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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 72.3 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJan 5 at 10:58:52Jan 5 at 5:58:52 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginJan 5 at 12:03:24Jan 5 at 7:03:24 am
Maximum EclipseJan 5 at 13:46:02Jan 5 at 8:46:02 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endJan 5 at 15:28:37Jan 5 at 10:28:37 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJan 5 at 16:33:13Jan 5 at 11:33:13 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. 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. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 2, 2038

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Barbados
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:46 am AST2m, 26s
Benin
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:24 pm WAT5:29 pm WAT7m, 48s
Burkina Faso
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm GMT4:28 pm GMT3m, 5s
Chad
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm WAT5:33 pm WAT6m, 8s
Cote d'Ivoire
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:50 pm GMT4:24 pm GMT17m, 19s
Cuba
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:33 am CST8:21 am CST3m, 23s
Dominican Republic
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:06 am AST9:29 am AST3m, 11s
Egypt
Annular Solar Eclipse
4:09 pm EET5:50 pm EET3m, 16s
Ghana
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm GMT4:27 pm GMT9m, 3s
Haiti
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:19 am EST8:24 am EST3m, 21s
Liberia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:40 pm GMT4:18 pm GMT8m, 39s
Libya
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:50 pm CET6:30 pm EET3m, 41s
Niger
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm GMT5:33 pm WAT16m, 8s
Nigeria
Annular Solar Eclipse
2:29 pm WAT5:33 pm WAT8m, 48s
Saint Lucia
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:43 am AST2m, 26s
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:42 am AST2m, 55s
Sudan
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:11 pm WAT5:20 pm WAT3m, 4s
Togo
Annular Solar Eclipse
1:21 pm GMT4:27 pm GMT4m, 9s
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CET4:30 pm CET---
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:12 pm WEST5:28 pm WAT---
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm CET4:44 pm CET---
Angola
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm WAT5:16 pm WAT---
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:38 am AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:41 am AST---
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:02 am AST9:25 am AST---
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm CET4:44 pm CET---
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm CET3:28 pm CET---
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:55 pm CET4:30 pm CET---
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am CST7:07 am CST---
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:20 am AST9:34 am AST---
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:25 am BOT9:24 am AMT---
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:01 pm CET4:30 pm CET---
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 am GYT12:28 pm BRT---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:36 am AST---
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:05 pm CET5:12 pm EET---
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 pm CAT6:09 pm CAT---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am CVT2:42 pm CVT---
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm WAT5:33 pm WAT---
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:45 am AST10:10 am NST---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am AST9:38 am AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am EST8:15 am EST---
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm WAT5:31 pm WAT---
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 am PET7:38 am PET---
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:01 am COT9:27 am VET---
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm WAT5:26 pm WAT---
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm WAT5:27 pm WAT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:46 am CST8:05 am EST---
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CET4:38 pm CET---
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am AST9:27 am AST---
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:12 pm EET4:51 pm EET---
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CET4:24 pm CET---
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CET4:11 pm CET---
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 pm EAT6:02 pm EAT---
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:42 am AST---
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am ECT8:07 am PET---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am CST7:04 am CST---
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm WAT5:27 pm WAT---
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:26 pm CAT6:18 pm EAT---
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 pm EAT5:43 pm CAT---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm WET2:22 pm WET---
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:45 pm CET4:57 pm CET---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:03 am GFT11:09 am GFT---
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:49 pm WAT5:26 pm WAT---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm GMT4:07 pm GMT---
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm CET4:43 pm CET---
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:31 pm CET4:47 pm CET---
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm EET5:32 pm EET---
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am 11:28 am ---
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:41 am AST---
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:42 am AST---
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 am CST7:06 am CST---
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm GMT3:15 pm GMT---
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm GMT4:18 pm GMT---
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm GMT4:08 pm GMT---
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am VET10:53 am BRT---
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am CST7:10 am CST---
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm CET4:20 pm CET---
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm AST5:30 pm AST---
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:47 pm GMT2:57 pm GMT---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:54 pm GMT2:55 pm GMT---
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:15 pm IST4:54 pm EET---
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:54 pm CET5:11 pm CET---
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am EST8:18 am EST---
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm GMT3:17 pm GMT---
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:15 pm IST5:54 pm EEST---
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:35 pm CAT6:55 pm EAT---
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CET4:20 pm CET---
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:02 pm EET4:11 pm EET---
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:14 pm EEST4:44 pm IST---
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:58 pm CET4:43 pm CET---
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:03 pm EET4:17 pm EET---
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm CET4:31 pm CET---
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm EAT6:38 pm EAT---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm GMT5:29 pm WAT---
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm CET5:03 pm CET---
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:43 am AST---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:29 pm GMT4:19 pm GMT---
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am EST8:10 am EST---
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:06 pm EET4:35 pm EET---
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:55 pm CET4:49 pm CET---
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm CET4:27 pm CET---
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:40 am AST---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:36 pm WEST5:04 pm WEST---
Namibia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:28 pm WAT4:35 pm WAT---
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm CET4:26 pm CET---
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am CST7:09 am CST---
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CET4:22 pm CET---
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CET3:57 pm CET---
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:15 pm IST4:53 pm EET---
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am COT8:11 am EST---
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:56 am PYST9:13 am BOT---
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am COT8:14 am COT---
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:01 pm CET4:08 pm CET---
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:34 am AZOT3:40 pm WET---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:34 am AST---
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CET4:06 pm CET---
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:03 pm EET3:28 pm CET---
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm CAT6:12 pm CAT---
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:33 pm GMT3:55 pm GMT---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:39 am AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:38 am AST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:59 am PMST10:37 am PMST---
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm CET4:47 pm CET---
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:42 pm GMT4:25 pm GMT---
Saudi Arabia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm EEST5:58 pm AST---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm GMT4:12 pm GMT---
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm CET4:20 pm CET---
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:34 pm GMT4:15 pm GMT---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:38 am AST---
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm CET4:11 pm CET---
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CET4:36 pm CET---
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 pm EAT6:26 pm EAT---
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:17 pm CAT5:18 pm WAT---
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm WET4:55 pm CET---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am AST9:38 am AST---
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:02 am SRT11:01 am SRT---
Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:01 pm CET3:50 pm CET---
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:55 pm CET4:46 pm CET---
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:13 pm EEST5:43 pm EEST---
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:38 pm CAT6:09 pm CAT---
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 am EST8:23 am EST---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:44 am AST---
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:50 pm CET6:19 pm EET---
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:07 pm EET6:07 pm EEST---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am EST8:25 am EST---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am EST8:20 am ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:59 am AST9:35 am AST---
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:32 pm EAT7:12 pm EAT---
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:04 pm EET3:49 pm CET---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:48 pm GMT3:17 pm GMT---
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am EST8:30 am EST---
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm CET4:53 pm CET---
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am VET9:45 am GYT---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:35 pm WEST5:02 pm WEST---
Yemen
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 pm AST5:53 pm AST---
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:46 pm CAT5:52 pm CAT---

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 eclipse2,840,000,00032.73%
At least 10% partial2,270,000,00026.13%
At least 20% partial1,680,000,00019.43%
At least 30% partial1,300,000,00015.01%
At least 40% partial1,010,000,00011.70%
At least 50% partial881,000,00010.14%
At least 60% partial751,000,0008.65%
At least 70% partial531,000,0006.11%
At least 80% partial342,000,0003.94%
At least 90% partial123,000,0001.42%
Totality or annularity46,900,0000.54%

* 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: January 21, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse