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October 2, 2024 Annular 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: South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.

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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 69.2 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginOct 2 at 15:42:59Oct 2 at 11:42:59 am
First location to see the full eclipse beginOct 2 at 16:50:38Oct 2 at 12:50:38 pm
Maximum EclipseOct 2 at 18:45:04Oct 2 at 2:45:04 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endOct 2 at 20:39:15Oct 2 at 4:39:15 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endOct 2 at 21:47:00Oct 2 at 5:47:00 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 Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 17, 2026

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Argentina
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:57 pm CLST6:46 pm ART10m, 38s
Chile
Annular Solar Eclipse
12:23 pm EASST6:44 pm CLST1h, 23m, 26s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 am SST7:21 am SST---
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:58 pm 6:30 pm CLST---
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:21 pm BOT5:20 pm BOT---
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:30 pm BRT6:41 pm UYT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:15 am CKT8:42 am CKT---
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:51 am GALT1:19 pm GALT---
Falkland Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:10 pm FKST6:42 pm FKST---
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:34 am FJT6:17 am FJT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:39 am MART10:44 am GAMT---
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am LINT8:43 am LINT---
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:14 am MST11:14 am PDT---
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:29 am NZDT7:19 am NZDT---
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:59 am NUT7:22 am NUT---
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:33 pm ART6:34 pm ART---
Peru
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:12 pm PET3:59 pm PET---
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:53 am PST12:15 pm PST---
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am WST7:18 am WST---
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:21 pm GST6:49 pm GST---
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am TKT7:16 am TKT---
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:16 am TOT7:19 am TOT---
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 am TVT6:12 am TVT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:25 am 7:18 am ---
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am HST7:57 am HST---
Uruguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:24 pm UYT6:44 pm UYT---
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am WFT6:15 am WFT---

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

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse245,000,0003.08%
At least 10% partial135,000,0001.70%
At least 20% partial80,200,0001.01%
At least 30% partial60,600,0000.76%
At least 40% partial48,100,0000.60%
At least 50% partial10,700,0000.13%
At least 60% partial4,670,0000.06%
At least 70% partial2,340,0000.03%
At least 80% partial710,0000.008%
Totality or annularity175,0000.002%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: September 18, 2024 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: October 17, 2024 — Almost Lunar Eclipse