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September 12, 2053 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: Europe, Asia, Africa, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

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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 76.5 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 12 at 06:51:55Sep 12 at 2:51:55 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 12 at 07:51:13Sep 12 at 3:51:13 am
Maximum EclipseSep 12 at 09:32:56Sep 12 at 5:32:56 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 12 at 11:14:40Sep 12 at 7:14:40 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 12 at 12:13:59Sep 12 at 8:13:59 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 Jul 24, 2055

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Algeria
Total Solar Eclipse
7:52 am WEST11:45 am EET
Egypt
Total Solar Eclipse
10:19 am EEST1:53 pm EEST
Gibraltar
Total Solar Eclipse
8:55 am CEST11:13 am CEST
Indonesia
Total Solar Eclipse
5:06 pm WIB6:40 pm WIB
Libya
Total Solar Eclipse
8:01 am CET12:24 pm CAT
Maldives
Total Solar Eclipse
2:35 pm MVT5:10 pm MVT
Morocco
Total Solar Eclipse
7:52 am WEST10:19 am WEST
Saudi Arabia
Total Solar Eclipse
10:37 am AST3:28 pm GST
Spain
Total Solar Eclipse
7:51 am WEST11:27 am CEST
Tunisia
Total Solar Eclipse
8:00 am CET10:42 am CET
Yemen
Total Solar Eclipse
11:07 am AST2:41 pm AST
Afghanistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:11 pm IRST4:16 pm PKT
Albania
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:16 am CEST11:53 am CEST
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 am CEST11:23 am CEST
Armenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am AMT2:04 pm IRST
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:15 am CEST11:39 am CEST
Azerbaijan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm AMT2:07 pm IRST
Bahrain
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:16 am AST2:11 pm AST
Bangladesh
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm BST5:44 pm BST
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:37 am CEST12:48 pm EEST
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:16 am CEST11:24 am CEST
Benin
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 am WAT10:10 am WAT
Bhutan
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:18 pm IST5:01 pm IST
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:17 am CEST11:47 am CEST
British Indian Ocean Territory
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:53 pm IOT6:10 pm IOT
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm BNT6:22 pm MYT
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am EEST1:02 pm EEST
Burkina Faso
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 am GMT9:08 am GMT
Burundi
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am CAT12:38 pm CAT
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am CVT7:36 am CVT
Cambodia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 pm ICT6:13 pm ICT
Cameroon
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:25 am WAT10:50 am WAT
Central African Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:41 am WAT11:35 am WAT
Chad
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 am WAT12:24 pm CAT
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:16 pm KGT6:06 pm MMT
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm CXT5:53 pm CXT
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:54 pm CCT5:58 pm CCT
Comoros
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm EAT2:16 pm EAT
Congo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:04 am WAT10:50 am WAT
Congo Democratic Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:58 am WAT12:49 pm CAT
Cote d'Ivoire
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 am GMT8:47 am GMT
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:15 am CEST11:47 am CEST
Cyprus
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am EEST1:25 pm EEST
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 am CEST11:39 am CEST
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:29 am CEST11:28 am CEST
Djibouti
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:14 am EAT2:22 pm EAT
Equatorial Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:00 am WAT10:02 am WAT
Eritrea
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:53 am CAT2:21 pm EAT
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:49 am EEST12:34 pm EEST
Ethiopia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:57 am EAT2:36 pm EAT
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:37 am WEST10:08 am WEST
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:54 am EEST12:29 pm EEST
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 am CEST11:34 am CEST
French Southern Territories
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:42 pm TFT4:37 pm TFT
Gabon
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:12 am WAT10:15 am WAT
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 am GMT8:38 am GMT
Georgia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:53 am MSK2:28 pm AZT
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:14 am CEST11:34 am CEST
Ghana
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:17 am GMT8:58 am GMT
Greece
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:16 am EEST1:12 pm EEST
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:47 am CGST7:59 am CGST
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:12 am BST10:16 am BST
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 am GMT8:43 am GMT
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:08 am GMT8:37 am GMT
Hong Kong
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 pm HKT6:29 pm HKT
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:21 am CEST11:46 am CEST
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:39 am GMT9:04 am GMT
India
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:36 pm IST5:34 pm IST
Iran
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:59 am EEST2:54 pm IRST
Iraq
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:45 am AST1:58 pm AST
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:13 am IST10:12 am IST
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:20 am BST10:13 am BST
Israel
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:36 am EEST1:36 pm IDT
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:04 am CEST11:50 am CEST
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:11 am BST10:16 am BST
Jordan
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:37 am IDT1:40 pm AST
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:13 pm 3:45 pm
Kenya
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:19 am CAT2:25 pm EAT
Kosovo
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am CEST11:52 am CEST
Kuwait
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:04 am AST2:01 pm AST
Kyrgyzstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:05 pm TJT4:51 pm KGT
Laos
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:02 pm ICT6:25 pm ICT
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am EEST12:37 pm MSK
Lebanon
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:37 am IDT1:31 pm EEST
Liberia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:22 am GMT8:30 am GMT
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:15 am CEST11:30 am CEST
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:42 am EEST12:39 pm MSK
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:16 am CEST11:25 am CEST
Macau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 pm CST6:30 pm CST
Madagascar
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm EAT2:32 pm EAT
Malawi
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm EAT1:30 pm EAT
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 pm MYT7:22 pm MYT
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am GMT10:23 am WAT
Malta
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:07 am CEST11:46 am CEST
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am WEST9:08 am GMT
Mauritius
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:45 pm MUT3:51 pm MUT
Mayotte
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:48 pm EAT2:17 pm EAT
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:34 am EEST12:57 pm EEST
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:09 am CEST11:30 am CEST
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 pm ULAT6:37 pm ULAT
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:17 am CEST11:49 am CEST
Mozambique
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm EAT1:04 pm CAT
Myanmar
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:54 pm BST6:19 pm MMT
Nepal
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:17 pm NPT5:02 pm IST
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:18 am CEST11:24 am CEST
Niger
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:05 am WAT10:57 am WAT
Nigeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:15 am WAT10:49 am WAT
North Macedonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:18 am CEST11:55 am CEST
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:35 am CEST11:21 am CEST
Oman
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm GST3:35 pm GST
Pakistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:13 pm AFT4:32 pm PKT
Palestine
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:35 am EEST1:34 pm IDT
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:26 am CEST11:44 am CEST
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:51 am WEST10:13 am WEST
Qatar
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:17 am AST2:14 pm AST
Reunion
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:36 pm RET3:17 pm RET
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 am CEST1:00 pm EEST
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 am CEST2:29 pm AZT
Rwanda
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:39 am CAT1:41 pm EAT
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:13 am CEST11:37 am CEST
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:00 am GMT8:44 am GMT
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:19 am CEST11:53 am CEST
Seychelles
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:24 pm SCT3:54 pm SCT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:16 am GMT8:33 am GMT
Singapore
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:14 pm SGT7:04 pm SGT
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 am CEST11:44 am CEST
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:16 am CEST11:39 am CEST
Somalia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am EAT2:39 pm EAT
South Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:47 am CAT2:07 pm EAT
Sri Lanka
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:14 pm IST5:37 pm IST
Sudan
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 am EET1:03 pm CAT
Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:34 am CEST11:28 am CEST
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 am CEST11:32 am CEST
Syria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:39 am EEST1:37 pm AST
Taiwan
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 pm CST6:11 pm CST
Tajikistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:00 pm UZT3:59 pm TJT
Tanzania
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am EAT2:14 pm EAT
Thailand
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:01 pm ICT6:35 pm ICT
Togo
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:19 am GMT9:00 am GMT
Turkey
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:24 am EEST1:36 pm AST
Turkmenistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:21 pm TMT3:28 pm AFT
Uganda
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:18 am CAT2:03 pm EAT
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:30 am CEST1:07 pm MSK
United Arab Emirates
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm GST3:23 pm GST
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:11 am BST10:19 am BST
Uzbekistan
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm AQTT3:25 pm AFT
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 am CEST11:38 am CEST
Vietnam
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm ICT6:17 pm ICT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:52 am WEST10:04 am WEST
Zambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:35 am CAT12:21 pm CAT
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:52 am EEST12:26 pm EEST

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 eclipse7,060,000,00073.42%
At least 10% partial5,700,000,00059.25%
At least 20% partial4,840,000,00050.34%
At least 30% partial3,620,000,00037.70%
At least 40% partial2,550,000,00026.52%
At least 50% partial1,810,000,00018.87%
At least 60% partial1,180,000,00012.32%
At least 70% partial825,000,0008.58%
At least 80% partial550,000,0005.72%
At least 90% partial304,000,0003.17%
Totality or annularity37,700,0000.39%

* 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: August 29, 2053 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse