What time is the solar eclipse August 21 2017?
In the surrounding areas, which include all of mainland United States and Canada, the total eclipse 2017 will be a partial solar eclipse.
Where to See the Eclipse
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
Eclipse Start & End: Local Time for US States
The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 15:46 UTC, which corresponds to 8:46 am Pacific Time. Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon will be the first location on continental US soil to see totality. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin here at 9:04 am local time, totality will occur at 10:15 am. Other places on the coast of Oregon will not have to wait much longer for the onset of the eclipse. For example, in Lincoln City, Oregon just west of Salem, the partial and total phases of the eclipse will start less than 20 seconds later than at Yaquina Head.
From here, the Moon’s central shadow will move inland. The following table shows when the Moon will begin to move in front of the Sun and the moment it completely covers the Sun, as seen from some locations along the central path of the eclipse. All times are local.
|Location||Partial Eclipse Begins||Sun Completely Obscured|
|Salem, OR||09:05 am PDT||10:18 am PDT|
|Idaho Falls, ID||10:15 am MDT||11:33 am MDT|
|Casper, WY||10:22 am MDT||11:43 am MDT|
|Lincoln, NE||11:37 am CDT||1:03 pm CDT|
|Sabetha, KS||11:38 am CDT||1:05 pm CDT|
|Jefferson City, MO||11:46 am CDT||1:14 pm CDT|
|Carbondale, IL||11:52 am CDT||1:21 pm CDT|
|Hopkinsville, KY||11:56 am CDT||1:25 pm CDT|
|Nashville, TN||11:58 am CDT||1:28 pm CDT|
|Talulah Falls, GA||1:07 pm EDT||2:37 pm EDT|
|Columbia, SC||1:13 pm EDT||2:43 pm EDT|
|Charleston, SC||1:16 pm EDT||2:47 pm EDT|
Maximum Point: Best Location to View the Eclipse
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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Castries*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||21 Aug, 15:46:50||21 Aug, 11:46:50|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||21 Aug, 16:48:34||21 Aug, 12:48:34|
|Maximum Eclipse||21 Aug, 18:25:35||21 Aug, 14:25:35|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||21 Aug, 20:02:33||21 Aug, 16:02:33|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||21 Aug, 21:04:21||21 Aug, 17:04:21|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Castries. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses Come in Pairs!
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!
Preceding paired eclipse: 7 August 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse