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August 2, 2046 Total 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 Africa, North/East South America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, 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 74.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginAug 2 at 07:48:35Aug 2 at 3:48:35 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginAug 2 at 08:49:58Aug 2 at 4:49:58 am
Maximum EclipseAug 2 at 10:19:59Aug 2 at 6:19:59 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endAug 2 at 11:49:48Aug 2 at 7:49:48 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endAug 2 at 12:51:10Aug 2 at 8:51:10 am

* 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on Dec 5, 2048

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Angola
Total Solar Eclipse
9:30 am WAT2:13 pm CAT
Botswana
Total Solar Eclipse
11:10 am CAT2:26 pm SAST
Brazil
Total Solar Eclipse
4:59 am BRT8:13 am FNT
Eswatini
Total Solar Eclipse
11:45 am SAST2:33 pm SAST
French Southern Territories
Total Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm 5:45 pm TFT
Mozambique
Total Solar Eclipse
11:29 am CAT2:34 pm CAT
Namibia
Total Solar Eclipse
9:48 am WAT2:16 pm CAT
South Africa
Total Solar Eclipse
11:19 am SAST2:35 pm SAST
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:22 am CET11:11 am WAT
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:09 pm NZST3:03 pm
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:06 am GMT11:47 am WAT
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:59 am GMT10:32 am GMT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:15 am CAT1:56 pm CAT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:58 am CVT8:38 am CVT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:17 am WAT12:25 pm WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:30 am WAT12:26 pm WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:30 am WAT12:09 pm WAT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:07 pm EAT3:20 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am WAT12:38 pm WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:31 am WAT2:15 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 am GMT10:37 am GMT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:14 am WAT12:18 pm WAT
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:36 am CAT2:28 pm EAT
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am GFT6:31 am GFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am WAT12:31 pm WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:56 am GMT9:57 am GMT
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:00 am GMT10:44 am GMT
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:53 am GMT10:20 am GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:54 am GMT10:01 am GMT
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:33 pm EAT2:59 pm EAT
Lesotho
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:42 am SAST2:30 pm SAST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:53 am GMT10:28 am GMT
Libya
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:00 am EET11:08 am WAT
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:10 pm EAT3:41 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am CAT2:26 pm CAT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 am GMT11:23 am WAT
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:00 am GMT10:07 am GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:45 pm MUT4:35 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm EAT3:21 pm EAT
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:13 am WEST10:33 am WEST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:09 am GMT11:45 am WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:07 am WAT12:04 pm WAT
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:40 pm RET4:37 pm RET
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am CAT1:52 pm CAT
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:56 am GMT11:00 am GMT
Sao Tome and Principe
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:15 am GMT11:10 am GMT
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:55 am GMT10:04 am GMT
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:19 pm SCT4:12 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:53 am GMT10:15 am GMT
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm EAT2:48 pm EAT
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:46 am GST8:47 am GST
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:59 am WAT1:32 pm CAT
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:57 am WAT12:11 pm WAT
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:17 pm EAT3:17 pm EAT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:04 am GMT10:45 am GMT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am CAT1:48 pm CAT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:11 am GMT9:36 am GMT
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:04 am WAT2:20 pm CAT
Zimbabwe
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:20 am CAT2:29 pm CAT

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 eclipse1,500,000,00016.00%
At least 10% partial1,350,000,00014.43%
At least 20% partial1,220,000,00013.01%
At least 30% partial1,050,000,00011.21%
At least 40% partial798,000,0008.48%
At least 50% partial624,000,0006.63%
At least 60% partial390,000,0004.15%
At least 70% partial253,000,0002.69%
At least 80% partial185,000,0001.97%
At least 90% partial130,000,0001.38%
Totality or annularity19,400,0000.21%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: July 17–18, 2046 — Partial Lunar Eclipse