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August 12, 2045 Total Solar Eclipse

This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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: North in Asia, West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

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 74.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 12 at 15:05:46Aug 12 at 11:05:46 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 12 at 15:59:35Aug 12 at 11:59:35 am
Maximum EclipseAug 12 at 17:41:27Aug 12 at 1:41:27 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 12 at 19:23:21Aug 12 at 3:23:21 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 12 at 20:17:08Aug 12 at 4:17:08 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 Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. See the actual times the eclipse is visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 2, 2046

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Brazil
Total Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm COT5:17 pm BRT24m, 21s
Dominican Republic
Total Solar Eclipse
12:42 pm AST3:27 pm AST13m, 10s
French Guiana
Total Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm GFT5:03 pm GFT9m, 26s
Guyana
Total Solar Eclipse
1:25 pm VET5:01 pm BRT12m, 52s
Haiti
Total Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm EDT3:24 pm EDT9m, 18s
Suriname
Total Solar Eclipse
2:35 pm SRT5:02 pm GFT11m, 38s
The Bahamas
Total Solar Eclipse
12:16 pm EDT3:17 pm EDT26m, 51s
Trinidad and Tobago
Total Solar Eclipse
1:18 pm AST3:47 pm AST6m, 49s
Turks and Caicos Islands
Total Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm EDT3:18 pm EDT5m, 35s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
8:12 am PDT2:59 pm EDT1h, 26m, 35s
Venezuela
Total Solar Eclipse
11:58 am COT3:56 pm VET17m
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm AST3:32 pm AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:06 pm AST3:35 pm AST---
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:36 pm ART5:00 pm ART---
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:59 pm AST3:36 pm AST---
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:17 pm AST3:44 pm AST---
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am EST12:56 pm CST---
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:41 pm ADT3:59 pm ADT---
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm BOT4:06 pm BOT---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm AST3:30 pm AST---
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm GMT6:40 pm GMT---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:12 pm CVT6:37 pm CVT---
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am PDT3:30 pm ADT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm AST3:38 pm AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am EST2:09 pm EST---
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:25 pm PET3:45 pm CLT---
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am COT2:53 pm COT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:38 am CST2:17 pm EST---
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 pm GMT6:50 pm GMT---
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:12 pm CDT3:17 pm CDT---
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm AST3:38 pm AST---
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm AST3:39 pm AST---
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am GALT2:41 pm ECT---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:23 am CST1:00 pm CST---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm GMT7:29 pm GMT---
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 pm GMT6:29 pm GMT---
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm AST3:44 pm AST---
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm AST3:37 pm AST---
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:11 am CST12:56 pm CST---
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm GMT7:19 pm GMT---
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm GMT7:28 pm GMT---
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:21 am CST1:09 pm CST---
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am EST2:18 pm EST---
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 pm GMT7:00 pm GMT---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 pm GMT7:12 pm GMT---
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm AST3:40 pm AST---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm GMT7:30 pm GMT---
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:16 am PDT1:55 pm EST---
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:06 pm AST3:35 pm AST---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm WEST8:14 pm WEST---
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:29 am CST1:13 pm CST---
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:47 am EST2:30 pm COT---
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:26 pm PYT4:03 pm BOT---
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:25 pm ECT2:53 pm PET---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:52 pm AST3:30 pm AST---
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:58 am ANAT4:57 am ANAT---
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 pm GMT6:56 pm GMT---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm AST3:34 pm AST---
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm AST3:41 pm AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm AST3:32 pm AST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm PMDT4:20 pm PMDT---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:14 pm AST3:43 pm AST---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 pm GMT7:33 pm GMT---
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:22 pm GMT7:10 pm GMT---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm AST3:32 pm AST---
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:31 pm WEST7:48 pm WEST---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm AST3:32 pm AST---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:38 pm EDT8:19 am SST---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm AST3:31 pm AST---
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:02 pm UYT4:41 pm BRT---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 pm WEST7:16 pm GMT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,320,000,00014.02%
At least 10% partial1,220,000,00012.94%
At least 20% partial1,110,000,00011.76%
At least 30% partial1,000,000,00010.66%
At least 40% partial850,000,0008.98%
At least 50% partial702,000,0007.42%
At least 60% partial577,000,0006.10%
At least 70% partial475,000,0005.02%
At least 80% partial347,000,0003.67%
At least 90% partial248,000,0002.62%
Totality or annularity90,900,0000.96%

* 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: August 27, 2045 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse