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February 5–6, 2046 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: Much of Asia, Australia, Much of North America, Pacific.

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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 74.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginFeb 5 at 20:04:05Feb 5 at 3:04:05 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginFeb 5 at 21:11:54Feb 5 at 4:11:54 pm
Maximum EclipseFeb 5 at 23:05:11Feb 5 at 6:05:11 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endFeb 6 at 00:58:19Feb 5 at 7:58:19 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endFeb 6 at 02:06:15Feb 5 at 9:06:15 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 Jun 11, 2048

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:36 am WIT7:40 am WIT
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:20 am GILT3:16 pm LINT
Papua New Guinea
Annular Solar Eclipse
6:04 am PGT10:06 am BST
Solomon Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
7:05 am SBT10:31 am SBT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:45 am SST2:24 pm
United States
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:58 am HST3:48 pm HST
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:46 am SST1:18 pm SST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:07 am AEST8:40 am AEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:27 pm AKST5:43 pm PST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:24 am VLAT6:41 am CST
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:01 am CKT2:35 pm CKT
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 am TLT7:21 am TLT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:22 am FJT11:51 am FJT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:48 am TAHT2:49 pm MART
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:46 am ChST8:55 am ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:02 am JST8:18 am JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 am MYT6:28 am MYT
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:27 am 12:17 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:43 pm PST5:35 pm PST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 am PONT10:41 am KOST
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 am NRT11:47 am NRT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:12 am NCT10:10 am NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am NZDT11:59 am NZDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 am NUT12:50 pm NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am NFDT10:42 am NFDT
North Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:28 am VLAT7:41 am KST
Northern Mariana Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 am ChST8:58 am ChST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:20 am 7:38 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am 6:37 am
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 am VLAT12:44 pm ANAT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:41 am WST1:08 pm WST
South Korea
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:13 am JST7:42 am JST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 am CST6:38 am CST
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:44 am TKT1:24 pm TKT
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:35 am TOT12:56 pm TOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:23 am TVT12:08 pm TVT
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:10 am VUT10:24 am VUT
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:30 am WFT12:03 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 eclipse765,000,0008.12%
At least 10% partial284,000,0003.02%
At least 20% partial204,000,0002.17%
At least 30% partial161,000,0001.71%
At least 40% partial135,000,0001.44%
At least 50% partial123,000,0001.31%
At least 60% partial99,200,0001.05%
At least 70% partial62,800,0000.67%
At least 80% partial25,500,0000.27%
Totality or annularity9,650,0000.10%

* 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: January 22, 2046 — Partial Lunar Eclipse