What time is solar eclipse in Los Angeles?

A total solar eclipse crossed North America today, slicing a diagonal line from the southwest to the northeast, briefly plunging communities in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada along the track into darkness.

Outside that narrow path, the eclipse was still visible in different parts of the U.S., including California, but the moon only partially obscured the sun. Think of it this way — the further away from the path of totality, the slighter the partial eclipse was.

According to calculations by NASA, areas to the south and east of Los Angeles saw about 50% obscuration—the moon shrouding half of the sun—while much of the rest of the state saw around 25%.


The best spot to see the most coverage in the Golden State was estunated to be near Holtville in Imperial County, where nearly 59% obscuration was predicted, reaching a maximum effect around 11:14 a.m. PST, according to forecasts by meteorological and astronomical data compilers Time and Date.

San Diego was expected to see 53.8% coverage, per NASA calculations, around 11:11 a.m. PST, while Los Angeles was expected to see 48.6% obscuration around 11:12 a.m.

There were several watch parties around the Los Angeles area to celebrate the rare phenomenon. To learn more, tap or click here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.