Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
26 December 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse
The annular phase of this solar eclipse is visible from Saudi Arabia, southern India, and parts of Indonesia. Weather permitting, those in Europe, parts of Asia, and North-West Australia will see a partial eclipse.
What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point.
Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: East in Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
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 New York*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||26 Dec, 02:29:53||25 Dec, 21:29:53|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||26 Dec, 03:34:33||25 Dec, 22:34:33|
|Maximum Eclipse||26 Dec, 05:17:46||26 Dec, 00:17:46|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||26 Dec, 07:00:55||26 Dec, 02:00:55|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||26 Dec, 08:05:40||26 Dec, 03:05:40|
* 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 New York 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.
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.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: 10 January 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins130Days 10Hrs 45Mins 56Secs
26 Dec 2019, 02:29 UTC
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Eclipses in 2019
- 5 Jan / 6 Jan 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- 20–21 Jan 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- 2 Jul 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- 16–17 Jul 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- 11–12 Nov 2019 — Mercury Transit
- 26 Dec 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses in 2020
- 10–11 Jan 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 5–6 Jun 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 21 Jun 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- 4–5 Jul 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 29–30 Nov 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- 14 Dec 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse
Protect Your Eyes
- Never Look Directly at the Sun
- Simple Pinhole Projector
- Eclipse Projector in a Box
- Binoculars / Telescope Projector