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October 3, 2043 Annular 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: West in 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 73.7 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 3 at 00:43:02Oct 2 at 8:43:02 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 3 at 02:50:30Oct 2 at 10:50:30 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 3 at 03:00:40Oct 2 at 11:00:40 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 3 at 03:12:13Oct 2 at 11:12:13 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 3 at 05:17:47Oct 3 at 1:17:47 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 28, 2044

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 am MAWT6:15 pm NZDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am AWST3:47 pm
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 am IOT8:08 am IOT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:27 am CCT8:49 am CCT
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:11 am TFT8:54 am TFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:19 am EAT5:53 am EAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am MVT6:39 am MVT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am MUT6:42 am MUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 am RET6:44 am RET
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 am SCT6:09 am SCT
South Africa
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:56 am SAST5:36 am SAST

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 eclipse34,400,0000.38%
At least 10% partial8,750,0000.10%
At least 20% partial2,530,0000.03%
At least 30% partial2,530,0000.03%
At least 40% partial1,900,0000.02%
At least 50% partial--
At least 60% partial--
At least 70% partial--
At least 80% partial--
Totality or annularity--

* 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: September 18–19, 2043 — Total Lunar Eclipse