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March 30, 2052 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 America, North/West 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 76.1 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMar 30 at 15:53:33Mar 30 at 11:53:33 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 30 at 16:51:00Mar 30 at 12:51:00 pm
Maximum EclipseMar 30 at 18:30:37Mar 30 at 2:30:37 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 30 at 20:10:09Mar 30 at 4:10:09 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 30 at 21:07:32Mar 30 at 5:07:32 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 Sep 12, 2053

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Kiribati
Total Solar Eclipse
6:11 am LINT7:53 am LINT
Mexico
Total Solar Eclipse
9:35 am MST3:31 pm EST
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:17 am HST4:51 pm EDT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am SST6:38 am SST
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:46 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:50 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:35 pm AST4:35 pm AST
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm AST4:45 pm AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:28 am CST3:25 pm EST
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:35 pm ADT6:00 pm ADT
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:29 pm VET4:06 pm AMT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:42 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm CVT6:53 pm CVT
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am PDT5:55 pm ADT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:41 pm AST4:52 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm EST3:39 pm EST
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm COT3:33 pm COT
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:35 am CKT7:42 am CKT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:37 am CST2:15 pm CST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:44 pm CDT4:46 pm CDT
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:38 pm AST4:35 pm AST
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:55 pm AST4:49 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:22 pm AST4:50 pm AST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:20 am GALT2:35 pm ECT
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:24 am CST2:16 pm CST
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 pm WET7:10 pm WET
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:49 pm GFT5:12 pm GFT
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:24 am MART8:25 am MART
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:55 pm 6:30 pm
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:01 pm AST4:42 pm AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:53 pm AST4:51 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CST2:22 pm CST
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:16 pm VET4:29 pm VET
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm EDT4:48 pm EDT
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:27 am CST2:29 pm CST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 pm GMT8:17 pm GMT
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 pm GMT7:11 pm GMT
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:03 pm EST3:40 pm EST
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:57 pm AST4:48 pm AST
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:51 pm AST4:51 pm AST
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am CST2:26 pm CST
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am NUT6:28 am NUT
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:06 pm CET8:36 pm CET
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am CST3:16 pm EST
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:32 am PST9:14 am PST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 pm AZOT7:27 pm AZOT
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:34 pm AST4:51 pm AST
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:49 pm AST4:52 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm AST4:46 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:47 pm AST4:53 pm AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:47 pm PMDT6:52 pm PMDT
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:59 pm AST4:44 pm AST
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:32 am WST6:36 am WST
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:47 pm AST4:52 pm AST
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 pm WET7:27 pm WET
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:48 pm AST4:52 pm AST
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm SRT5:15 pm SRT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm EDT4:50 pm EDT
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am TKT6:40 am TKT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:05 pm AST4:39 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:20 pm EDT4:51 pm EDT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am 3:42 pm
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:42 pm AST4:52 pm AST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:04 pm GMT7:29 pm GMT
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:29 pm COT4:48 pm VET

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 eclipse861,000,0008.93%
At least 10% partial782,000,0008.11%
At least 20% partial710,000,0007.36%
At least 30% partial680,000,0007.05%
At least 40% partial646,000,0006.70%
At least 50% partial551,000,0005.72%
At least 60% partial477,000,0004.95%
At least 70% partial379,000,0003.93%
At least 80% partial254,000,0002.64%
At least 90% partial132,000,0001.38%
Totality or annularity13,000,0000.14%

* 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: April 13–14, 2052 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse