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Eclipses throughout the world in 2020

Dates Object Type Regions
10-11 Jan Lunar Penumbral Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
5-6 June Lunar Penumbral Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
21 June Solar Annular South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
4-5 July Lunar Penumbral South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
29-30 Nov Lunar Penumbral Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
14 Dec Solar Total South in Africa, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica



Information here is provided for the eclipse in Europe on August 11th. Additional eclipse information is provided below.

  • 21 June, 2001. Crosses from Angola, into Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and into Madagascar

  • 4 December, 2002. Again begins in Angola, but heads sharper south to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, crossing the Indian Ocean and ends over Australia

  • 23 November, 2003. A real collector's item: this one crosses only one contintent--Antarctica.

  • 8 April, 2005. Only to be seen in the Pacific Ocean

  • 29 March, 2006. Beginning in Brazil, this eclipse heads over the Atlantic, then sweeps up northeast through Africa, crossing the Mediterranean to Turkey and then on to Georgia and Kazakhstan.

Weather Prospects

August 11

City %Clear Scattered Broken Overcast
Bucharest, Romania 39.4 26.9 24.5 9.2
Karachi, Pakistan 4.3 19.5 42.5 33.7
Linz, Austria 2.2 35.0 37.3 15.5
Luxemburg 13.4 31.0 46.5 9.0
Malatya, Turkey 68.4 29.4 2.20 0
Munich, Germany 13.5 36.0 32.7 17.6
Plymouth, England 5.7 25.0 49.9 19.0
Saarbrucken, Germany 12.8 29.5 41.3 15.8
Strasbourg, France 14.0 32.2 40.5 13.3
Stuttgart, Germany 13.3 33.0 40.8 12.9

Times and Places

City/Town Time Duration
Plymouth, England 11:13 1:32
Le Havre, France 10:19 1:38
Rouen, France 10:21 1:34
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 10:28 1:18
Saarbrucken, Germany 10:30 2:10
Strasbourg, France 10:31 1:38
Stuttgart, Germany 10:34 2:16
Munich, Germany 10:38 2:09
Salzburg, Austria 10:40 2:04
Wels, Austria 10:42 1:44
Steyr, Austria 10:43 1:47
Graz, Austria 10:45 1:19
Timisoara, Romania 10:56 2:05
Ocnele Mari, Romania 11:03 2:22
Bucharest, Romania 11:07 2:22
Karachi, Pakistan 12:26 1:12


The Best Views

  • Bucharest is the only European capital on the center line of the eclipse. Worldfarers (+44 01926 425333) has added extra places to its 12 day rail tour which arrives in Bucharest on 10 August in time for the eclipse on the following day.

  • Kastamonu in Turkey is the designated destination for the eclipse on the itinerary of the Imaginative Traveller (+44 0181 742 8612). Other highlights on this escorted tour are walking in the Cappadocia region, visits to Ephesus and Konya.

  • Iran--clear pollution-free skies mean this could be one of the best places to view the eclipse against the backdrop of the Zagros mountains.

  • India--the eclipse fades when it reaches India where it will be the monsoon season, but those already in the country can take an internal flight to Bombay, the city closest to Gujarat where the eclipse will pass.

  • Hungary--Fregata has a four-night eclipse package (8-12 August) flying out from Heathrow to Budapest where the observation point will be near the town of Szeged. Call 0171 940 1700.

  • Cornwall--the village of St.Ives in this district of England will be one of the best vantage points for the eclipse--the town will be in darkness for two minutes and five seconds.

  • France--The 110 km wide total eclipse band will include parts of Normandy, Picardy, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the Isle-de-France the Champagne, the Ardennes, Lorraine and Alsace.

  • Stuttgart in Germany finds itself in the spotlight in the path of the total eclipse.

  • Austria--the country's lake district, Salzkammergut will be on the central line of the eclipse.