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May 1, 2079 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: Europe, North in Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, North in South America, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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 85.0 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 1 at 08:40:27May 1 at 4:40:27 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 1 at 10:02:56May 1 at 6:02:56 am
Maximum EclipseMay 1 at 10:48:53May 1 at 6:48:53 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 1 at 11:34:15May 1 at 7:34:15 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 1 at 12:56:50May 1 at 8:56:50 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. 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 3, 2081

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Canada
Total Solar Eclipse
6:14 am ADT8:12 am EDT1h, 11m, 29s
Greenland
Total Solar Eclipse
8:39 am 11:20 am 42m, 15s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
5:18 am EDT4:04 am AKDT8m, 41s
Algeria
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:19 am WEST12:04 pm CET---
Andorra
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:48 am CEST1:28 pm CEST---
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am AST6:19 am AST---
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am AST6:17 am AST---
Austria
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:08 pm CEST1:54 pm CEST---
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 am AST6:08 am AST---
Belarus
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:36 pm CEST3:22 pm MSK---
Belgium
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am CEST1:55 pm CEST---
Bermuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 am ADT7:43 am ADT---
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm CEST1:39 pm CEST---
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am BRT5:52 am VET---
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 am AST6:20 am AST---
Bulgaria
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm CEST1:20 pm CEST---
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:49 am CVT9:05 am CVT---
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AST6:17 am AST---
China
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:03 pm HOVT7:47 pm HOVT---
Croatia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm CEST1:45 pm CEST---
Czechia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:14 pm CEST2:00 pm CEST---
Denmark
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:09 pm CEST2:11 pm CEST---
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am AST6:13 am AST---
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am AST6:24 am AST---
Estonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm EEST3:26 pm EEST---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:58 am WEST1:05 pm WEST---
Finland
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:28 pm EEST3:33 pm MSK---
France
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:42 am CEST1:52 pm CEST---
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am GFT6:49 am GFT---
Gambia
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:20 am GMT9:26 am GMT---
Germany
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:02 pm CEST2:08 pm CEST---
Gibraltar
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:29 am CEST1:04 pm CEST---
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AST6:07 am AST---
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 am AST6:15 am AST---
Guernsey
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:47 am BST12:46 pm BST---
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 am GYT5:59 am VET---
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am AST6:25 am EDT---
Hungary
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm CEST1:55 pm CEST---
Iceland
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:52 am GMT12:05 pm GMT---
Ireland
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:41 am IST12:54 pm IST---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:50 am BST12:54 pm BST---
Italy
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm CEST1:46 pm CEST---
Jersey
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:47 am BST12:45 pm BST---
Kazakhstan
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:37 pm 7:50 pm NOVT---
Latvia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm EEST3:23 pm EEST---
Liechtenstein
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:08 pm CEST1:46 pm CEST---
Lithuania
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:30 pm EEST3:19 pm EEST---
Luxembourg
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:01 pm CEST1:52 pm CEST---
Mali
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:28 am GMT10:15 am GMT---
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:40 am AST6:12 am AST---
Mauritania
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am WEST11:31 am WEST---
Moldova
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm EEST2:55 pm EEST---
Monaco
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:03 pm CEST1:33 pm CEST---
Mongolia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:46 pm YAKT7:53 pm KRAT---
Montenegro
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:47 pm CEST1:25 pm CEST---
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am AST6:16 am AST---
Morocco
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:01 am GMT12:04 pm WEST---
Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:58 am CEST2:01 pm CEST---
Norway
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:07 pm CEST2:34 pm CEST---
Poland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm CEST2:14 pm CEST---
Portugal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am AZOST1:23 pm CEST---
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 am AST6:20 am AST---
Romania
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:42 pm CEST2:54 pm EEST---
Russia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:28 pm CEST8:56 pm IRKT---
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am AST6:17 am AST---
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:41 am AST6:10 am AST---
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AST6:18 am AST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:18 am PMDT9:09 am PMDT---
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am AST6:09 am AST---
San Marino
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:18 pm CEST1:34 pm CEST---
Senegal
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:06 am GMT9:51 am GMT---
Serbia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm CEST1:43 pm CEST---
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:45 am AST6:18 am AST---
Slovakia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm CEST1:58 pm CEST---
Slovenia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm CEST1:47 pm CEST---
Spain
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am WEST1:29 pm CEST---
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am AST6:18 am AST---
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:23 am SRT6:51 am SRT---
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Partial Solar Eclipse
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Sweden
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:15 pm CEST3:30 pm EEST---
Switzerland
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:00 noon CEST1:47 pm CEST---
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am EDT6:38 am EDT---
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am AST6:05 am AST---
Tunisia
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:18 am CET11:54 am CET---
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:13 am EDT6:28 am EDT---
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:51 am AST6:19 am AST---
Ukraine
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:39 pm MSK3:15 pm EEST---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:43 am BST1:07 pm BST---
Vatican City (Holy See)
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm CEST1:23 pm CEST---
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am VET6:14 am VET---
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:01 am WEST11:32 am WEST---
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:27 pm EEST3:22 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 16, 2079 — Partial Lunar Eclipse