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February 16–17, 2045 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: Australia, South/West North America, 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 74.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 16 at 20:53:03Feb 16 at 3:53:03 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 16 at 21:59:42Feb 16 at 4:59:42 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 23:54:53Feb 16 at 6:54:53 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 17 at 01:50:11Feb 16 at 8:50:11 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 17 at 02:56:44Feb 16 at 9:56:44 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 5 – Feb 6, 2046

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Cook Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm CKT4:25 pm CKT
French Polynesia
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm TAHT5:05 pm MART
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm PHOT4:40 pm LINT
New Zealand
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:11 am NZDT2:12 pm NZDT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am SST3:01 pm SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:28 am DDUT9:48 am DDUT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:23 am ACDT11:06 am LHDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 pm EASST8:41 pm EASST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:49 am TOT1:32 pm FJT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:47 pm CST5:43 pm PST
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:36 am NCT11:51 am NCT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:21 am NUT2:49 pm NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am NFDT12:34 pm NFDT
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:42 pm PST5:59 pm PST
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am WST2:55 pm WST
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:25 am SBT11:38 am SBT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:53 am TKT3:03 pm TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:01 am TOT2:43 pm TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am TVT1:36 pm TVT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm SST3:35 pm
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm HST4:40 pm HST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:47 am VUT11:47 am VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:25 am WFT1:45 pm WFT

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 eclipse128,000,0001.36%
At least 10% partial40,900,0000.43%
At least 20% partial37,600,0000.40%
At least 30% partial33,100,0000.35%
At least 40% partial30,200,0000.32%
At least 50% partial21,400,0000.23%
At least 60% partial13,600,0000.14%
At least 70% partial6,850,0000.07%
At least 80% partial3,620,0000.04%
Totality or annularity2,060,0000.02%

* 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 3, 2045 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse