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February 16–17, 2045 Annular Solar Eclipse

Is this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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 Australia, West in North America, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Expand for some cities where annular eclipse is visible
Expand for some cities where partial eclipse is visible

Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 16 at 20:52:51Feb 16 at 3:52:51 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 16 at 21:59:30Feb 16 at 4:59:30 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 16 at 23:54:40Feb 16 at 6:54:40 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 17 at 01:49:53Feb 16 at 8:49:53 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 17 at 02:56:29Feb 16 at 9:56:29 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. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 5 – Feb 6, 2046.

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