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March 31, 2071 — 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: South/West Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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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 beginMar 31 at 12:12:05Mar 31 at 8:12:05 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMar 31 at 13:15:32Mar 31 at 9:15:32 am
Maximum EclipseMar 31 at 14:58:49Mar 31 at 10:58:49 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMar 31 at 16:42:10Mar 31 at 12:42:10 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMar 31 at 17:45:32Mar 31 at 1:45:32 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. 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 Jan 27, 2074.

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: March 15/16, 2071 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse