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February 28, 2044 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: Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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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 73.8 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 28 at 18:09:26Feb 28 at 1:09:26 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 28 at 20:05:07Feb 28 at 3:05:07 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 28 at 20:23:33Feb 28 at 3:23:33 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 28 at 20:42:16Feb 28 at 3:42:16 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 28 at 22:37:42Feb 28 at 5:37:42 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 16 – Feb 17, 2045

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:27 pm GST7:34 pm GST
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:09 am DDUT6:29 pm
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:20 pm ART6:32 pm BOT
Australia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am 6:00 am
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 pm CLST6:37 pm AMT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:14 pm UYT6:37 pm AMT
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:18 pm CLST5:35 pm PET
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm PET5:30 pm PET
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:45 pm PET5:20 pm PET
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:31 pm FKST6:48 pm FKST
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:56 pm GYT6:12 pm AMT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 pm ART7:34 pm PYST
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:48 pm PET5:37 pm PET
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 pm BRT7:00 pm BRT
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:11 pm UYT7:22 pm BRT
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 pm AMT6:10 pm AMT

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 eclipse323,000,0003.61%
At least 10% partial288,000,0003.22%
At least 20% partial259,000,0002.89%
At least 30% partial237,000,0002.65%
At least 40% partial201,000,0002.25%
At least 50% partial132,000,0001.48%
At least 60% partial42,900,0000.48%
At least 70% partial659,0000.007%
At least 80% partial33700.00003%
At least 90% 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: March 13, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse