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August 22–23, 2044 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: East in Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Arctic.

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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 74.0 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 22 at 23:09:38Aug 22 at 7:09:38 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 23 at 00:44:46Aug 22 at 8:44:46 pm
Maximum EclipseAug 23 at 01:15:59Aug 22 at 9:15:59 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 23 at 01:47:16Aug 22 at 9:47:16 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 23 at 03:22:20Aug 22 at 11:22:20 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 12, 2045

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Canada
Total Solar Eclipse
7:44 pm EDT7:40 pm PDT
Greenland
Total Solar Eclipse
10:37 pm WGST10:42 pm ADT
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
3:49 pm AKDT5:13 pm HST
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:52 am YAKT8:59 am YAKT
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am OMST5:16 am
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 pm PDT7:25 pm PDT
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 am YEKT1:57 pm ANAT
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:28 pm SST3:37 pm

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 eclipse171,000,0001.91%
At least 10% partial139,000,0001.56%
At least 20% partial123,000,0001.38%
At least 30% partial119,000,0001.33%
At least 40% partial113,000,0001.27%
At least 50% partial112,000,0001.25%
At least 60% partial108,000,0001.21%
At least 70% partial105,000,0001.17%
At least 80% partial67,000,0000.75%
At least 90% partial34,300,0000.38%
Totality or annularity5,570,0000.06%

* 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: September 7, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse