Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
February 28, 2044 Annular Solar Eclipse
What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.
Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.
Eclipse Shadow Path
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Boston*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Feb 28 at 18:09:14||Feb 28 at 1:09:14 pm|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Feb 28 at 20:05:00||Feb 28 at 3:05:00 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 28 at 20:23:19||Feb 28 at 3:23:19 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Feb 28 at 20:41:56||Feb 28 at 3:41:56 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Feb 28 at 22:37:26||Feb 28 at 5:37:26 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. Please note that the local times for Boston are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
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.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: March 13, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2044
- Feb 28, 2044 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Mar 13–14, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 22 / Aug 23, 2044 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Sep 7, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse
Protect Your Eyes
- Never Look Directly at the Sun
- Simple Pinhole Projector
- Eclipse Projector in a Box
- Binoculars / Telescope Projector