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May 11, 2097 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: North/West Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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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. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 92.4 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginMay 11 at 16:20:19May 11 at 12:20:19 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginMay 11 at 17:36:28May 11 at 1:36:28 pm
Maximum EclipseMay 11 at 18:33:06May 11 at 2:33:06 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endMay 11 at 19:29:09May 11 at 3:29:09 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endMay 11 at 20:45:22May 11 at 4:45:22 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. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Sep 14, 2099

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndTotality Duration
Total Solar Eclipse
8:37 pm CEST10:30 pm CEST2m, 12s
Total Solar Eclipse
5:16 am PETT10:19 pm CEST4m, 5s
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Total Solar Eclipse
------6m, 55s
United States
Total Solar Eclipse
6:22 am HST5:02 pm ADT37m, 15s
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:11 pm CEST9:28 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:14 am PDT6:01 pm NDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:59 pm CEST9:32 pm CEST---
Faroe Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:57 pm WEST9:38 pm WEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:38 pm EEST11:22 pm EEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:13 pm CEST9:50 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:03 pm CEST9:21 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:17 pm ADT7:39 pm ---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:17 pm BST8:43 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 pm GMT8:39 pm GMT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 pm IST9:32 pm IST---
Isle of Man
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:10 pm BST9:10 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:18 pm BST8:41 pm BST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:25 am LINT7:20 am LINT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:17 am PDT11:29 am PDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:07 pm CEST9:27 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:35 pm CEST8:45 pm WEST---
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:35 pm PMDT6:16 pm PMDT---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:31 pm CEST9:50 pm CEST---
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:41 pm EEST10:26 pm CEST---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 am 7:15 am SST---
United Kingdom
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:59 pm BST9:42 pm BST---
Åland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:51 pm EEST10:06 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 26, 2097 — Partial Lunar Eclipse