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April 19–20, 2042 Total 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: Asia, North/West Australia, North/West North America, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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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 73.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginApr 19 at 23:40:32Apr 19 at 7:40:32 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginApr 20 at 00:36:15Apr 19 at 8:36:15 pm
Maximum EclipseApr 20 at 02:16:19Apr 19 at 10:16:19 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endApr 20 at 03:56:08Apr 19 at 11:56:08 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endApr 20 at 04:51:57Apr 20 at 12:51:57 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Apr 9, 2043

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
7:56 am MYT10:18 am BNT
Total Solar Eclipse
6:43 am WIB10:36 am
Total Solar Eclipse
9:38 am JST1:07 pm JST
Total Solar Eclipse
7:50 am MYT10:26 am MYT
Total Solar Eclipse
8:00 am 10:59 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AFT5:57 am AFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am AWST11:21 am ACST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am BST8:05 am BST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am IST7:35 am IST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 am IOT7:34 am IOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am ICT9:21 am ICT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 pm MST8:28 pm AKDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am CST11:48 am CST
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:42 am CXT8:42 am CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am CCT8:05 am CCT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 am WITA11:00 am TLT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:49 am ChST1:21 pm ChST
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:29 am HKT10:45 am HKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:29 am IST7:45 am IST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am PKT5:04 am IRST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 am ICT9:23 am ICT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:29 am CST10:43 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:57 am MVT6:39 am MVT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:13 pm 3:43 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:30 am CHUT1:09 pm CHUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am ULAT11:18 am CHOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:33 am MMT8:48 am MMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am NPT9:59 am CST
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am KST1:39 pm VLAT
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:51 am ChST1:39 pm ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 am PKT6:39 am PKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 am 11:53 am
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:30 am WIT12:24 pm PGT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:25 am VLAT4:26 pm PETT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:50 am SGT9:58 am SGT
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:00 am KST12:39 pm JST
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 am IST7:13 am IST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:31 am CST11:05 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 am ICT9:19 am ICT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm WAKT5:38 pm SST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm HDT8:40 pm AKDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 am ICT9:30 am ICT

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 eclipse4,760,000,00052.46%
At least 10% partial3,860,000,00042.59%
At least 20% partial2,950,000,00032.58%
At least 30% partial2,380,000,00026.26%
At least 40% partial1,700,000,00018.74%
At least 50% partial1,240,000,00013.68%
At least 60% partial794,000,0008.75%
At least 70% partial590,000,0006.51%
At least 80% partial368,000,0004.05%
At least 90% partial159,000,0001.76%
Totality or annularity25,200,0000.28%

* 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: April 5, 2042 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse