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October 14, 2023 — Great American Eclipse (Annular Solar Eclipse)

This annular eclipse is viewable from the USA, followed by parts of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Brazil. (The timeanddate team will broadcast the eclipse LIVE from the world-famous city of Roswell, New Mexico.)

This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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This eclipse was visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

Annularity, where the Sun forms a ‘ring of fire’ around the Moon, is visible along a narrow path that crosses the USA from Oregon to Texas. It then passes over Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, plus parts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Brazil. Elsewhere in the Americas—from Alaska to Argentina—a partial eclipse will be visible.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 14 at 15:03:50Oct 14 at 11:03:50 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 14 at 16:10:11Oct 14 at 12:10:11 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 14 at 17:59:32Oct 14 at 1:59:32 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 14 at 19:49:01Oct 14 at 3:49:01 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 14 at 20:55:16Oct 14 at 4:55:16 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Oct 2, 2024

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:50 am CST1:22 pm CST
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:05 pm COT5:55 pm BRT
Annular Solar Eclipse
11:12 am COT3:35 pm PET
Costa Rica
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:09 am CST1:52 pm CST
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:48 am CST1:24 pm CST
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:56 am CST1:35 pm CST
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:09 am PDT2:19 pm EST
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:02 am CST1:44 pm CST
Annular Solar Eclipse
10:18 am CST3:03 pm EST
United States
Annular Solar Eclipse
8:04 am PDT3:13 pm EDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:55 pm AST3:54 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:01 pm AST3:59 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:13 pm BOT5:46 pm ART
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:42 pm AST4:03 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:15 pm AST4:12 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:39 pm ADT4:08 pm ADT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:37 pm PET4:51 pm AMT
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:51 pm AST3:52 pm AST
Cabo Verde
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:24 pm CVT6:19 pm CVT
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:07 am PDT3:32 pm ADT
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:48 pm AST4:06 pm AST
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:02 am EST2:29 pm EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:56 pm PET4:42 pm BOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am CDT3:36 pm CDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:45 pm AST4:05 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:06 pm AST4:05 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:26 pm AST3:48 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:28 am GALT3:23 pm ECT
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:56 am CST1:31 pm CST
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:41 pm SRT5:40 pm GFT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 pm GMT6:47 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:36 pm ADT2:34 pm ADT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm AST4:13 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:04 pm AST4:03 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm GMT6:41 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:30 pm GMT6:47 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:20 pm VET5:38 pm BRT
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:20 pm EDT3:45 pm EDT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:10 am EST2:39 pm EST
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:08 pm AST4:07 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:26 pm GMT6:44 pm GMT
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:02 pm AST4:00 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:25 pm WEST7:42 pm WEST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:13 pm PYST4:50 pm BOT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:56 am ECT3:43 pm PET
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:21 pm AZOST7:05 pm AZOST
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:41 pm AST3:52 pm AST
Saint Helena
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:43 pm GMT6:49 pm GMT
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:59 pm AST3:58 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm AST4:09 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm AST3:55 pm AST
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:09 pm PMDT4:22 pm PMDT
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:09 pm AST4:12 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:28 pm GMT6:49 pm GMT
Sierra Leone
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:31 pm GMT6:35 pm GMT
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:57 pm AST3:55 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:24 pm WEST7:42 pm WEST
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:58 pm AST3:55 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:32 pm SRT5:39 pm GFT
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:59 am EDT3:34 pm EDT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:12 pm AST4:18 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:22 pm EDT3:36 pm EDT
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:19 pm EDT8:39 am SST
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:50 pm AST3:54 pm AST
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:47 pm UYT5:37 pm UYT
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:38 am COT4:33 pm AMT
Western Sahara
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:26 pm WEST7:43 pm WEST

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse1,100,000,00013.73%
At least 10% partial1,020,000,00012.76%
At least 20% partial979,000,00012.18%
At least 30% partial892,000,00011.09%
At least 40% partial782,000,0009.72%
At least 50% partial659,000,0008.20%
At least 60% partial545,000,0006.78%
At least 70% partial396,000,0004.93%
At least 80% partial224,000,0002.79%
At least 90% partial28,800,0000.36%
Totality or annularity32,700,0000.41%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

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: October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse