The solar eclipse will begin in Washington, D.C., on Monday at 1:17 p.m. local time and last until 4:27 p.m., according to NASA.
The moon’s shadow will first cross the Earth at 1:17 p.m., and for about an hour, the total eclipse will be visible in the sky over Washington, D.C.
The total eclipse will end at 2:41 p.m., but it will still be a partial eclipse from 2:41 p.m.-4:27 p.m., according to NASA.
During a total solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and blocks out all light from the sun except for its outer edges — creating an “annular” eclipse where most of the sun is still visible as a bright ring around the moon’s silhouette.
Last modified: August 9, 2022