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September 3, 2081 — Total Solar Eclipse

Is this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Seattle?

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, Much of Asia, West in Australia, Much of Africa, North in North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Seattle*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 3 at 06:31:28Sep 2 at 11:31:28 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 3 at 07:26:49Sep 3 at 12:26:49 am
Maximum EclipseSep 3 at 09:04:55Sep 3 at 2:04:55 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 3 at 10:43:03Sep 3 at 3:43:03 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 3 at 11:38:22Sep 3 at 4:38:22 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 Seattle 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 Seattle.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Aug 23 – Aug 24, 2082.

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: September 18, 2081 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse