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May 11, 2078 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/West Europe, North/West Africa, North America, North in 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 84.6 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 11 at 15:18:38May 11 at 11:18:38 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 11 at 16:12:46May 11 at 12:12:46 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 11 at 17:55:30May 11 at 1:55:30 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 11 at 19:38:11May 11 at 3:38:11 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 11 at 20:32:21May 11 at 4:32:21 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 May 1, 2079

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Mexico
Total Solar Eclipse
8:55 am PDT2:25 pm EST31m, 23s
Portugal
Total Solar Eclipse
6:27 pm AZOST8:27 pm AZOST2m, 42s
Spain
Total Solar Eclipse
8:37 pm CEST8:53 pm WEST2m, 4s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:07 am HST4:04 pm EDT1h, 2m, 9s
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 pm CET8:15 pm WEST---
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 pm CEST9:03 pm CEST---
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:50 pm AST4:00 pm AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm AST4:00 pm AST---
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:35 pm AST3:31 pm AST---
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST8:44 pm CEST---
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:12 pm AST3:51 pm AST---
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST9:27 pm CEST---
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:26 am CST2:16 pm EST---
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:39 pm ADT5:13 pm ADT---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:45 pm AST3:59 pm AST---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 pm CVT7:04 pm CVT---
Canada
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:12 am MDT5:42 pm NDT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:43 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:50 am EST2:35 pm EST---
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:48 am COT2:27 pm COT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am CKT7:09 am CKT---
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:29 am CST1:02 pm CST---
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:43 pm CDT3:46 pm CDT---
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:40 pm AST3:31 pm AST---
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:41 pm CEST8:43 pm CEST---
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:42 pm CEST9:29 pm CEST---
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:01 pm AST3:56 pm AST---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:21 pm EDT3:52 pm AST---
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:13 am GALT12:15 pm GALT---
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:22 am CST1:05 pm CST---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 pm WEST8:36 pm WEST---
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:38 pm CEST9:49 pm CEST---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am MART7:44 am MART---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 pm GMT7:24 pm GMT---
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST9:20 pm CEST---
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST9:16 pm CEST---
Greenland
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:16 pm 6:50 pm ---
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:09 pm AST3:45 pm AST---
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:58 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:18 am CST1:12 pm CST---
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 pm BST8:42 pm BST---
Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:53 pm GMT7:13 pm GMT---
Guinea-Bissau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 pm GMT7:22 pm GMT---
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:33 pm VET3:25 pm VET---
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm EDT3:49 pm EDT---
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:24 am CST1:21 pm CST---
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:34 pm GMT7:37 pm GMT---
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:36 pm IST9:00 pm IST---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 pm BST8:52 pm BST---
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 pm CEST8:50 pm CEST---
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am EST2:37 pm EST---
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:38 pm BST8:40 pm BST---
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am LINT7:13 am LINT---
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST8:43 pm CEST---
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST9:09 pm CEST---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:44 pm GMT7:07 pm GMT---
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:03 pm AST3:54 pm AST---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 pm GMT7:37 pm GMT---
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 pm CEST8:42 pm CEST---
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:40 pm WEST8:38 pm WEST---
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:40 pm CEST9:26 pm CEST---
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:28 am CST1:16 pm CST---
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:44 pm CEST9:34 pm CEST---
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:44 am CST2:03 pm EST---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 am PST8:55 am PST---
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:42 pm CEST8:49 pm CEST---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:35 pm AST3:56 pm AST---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:53 pm AST3:58 pm AST---
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:06 pm AST3:52 pm AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm AST3:59 pm AST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:59 pm PMDT6:11 pm PMDT---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:07 pm AST3:49 pm AST---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 pm GMT7:29 pm GMT---
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:56 pm GMT7:03 pm GMT---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:51 pm AST3:59 pm AST---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:52 pm AST3:59 pm AST---
Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:44 pm CEST9:27 pm CEST---
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:39 pm CEST8:55 pm CEST---
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm EDT3:52 pm EDT---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:15 pm AST3:41 pm AST---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:19 pm EDT3:54 pm EDT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am 2:40 pm ---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:45 pm AST3:57 pm AST---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:35 pm BST8:59 pm BST---
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:27 pm COT3:52 pm VET---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:43 pm WEST8:37 pm WEST---
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 pm EEST10:02 pm EEST---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Totality duration" gives the time between the start and finish of totality within the entire country (not at one location).

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: April 27, 2078 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse