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Flag for Antarctica October 12, 1939 — Total Solar Eclipse — South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Max view in South Pole
Thursday, October 12, 1939 at 9:00 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


South Pole: Total Solar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Oct 12, 1939 at 6:34 PM

Maximum: Thu, Oct 12, 1939 at 9:00 PM

Ended: Thu, Oct 12, 1939 at 10:44 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 10 minutes

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October 12, 1939 — Total Solar Eclipse — South Pole

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This total solar eclipse was fully visible in South Pole. This was a rare and spectacular event that could only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse was also visible in other areas, but the Moon did not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
6:34 PM Oct 129:00 PM Oct 1210:44 PM Oct 12
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Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Thursday, October 12, 1939

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 12 at 6:34 PM270°West7.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Full Eclipse beginsOct 12 at 8:58 PM270°West7.4°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseOct 12 at 9:00 PM270°West7.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Full Eclipse endsOct 12 at 9:02 PM270°West7.4°
The total eclipse ends.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 12 at 10:44 PM270°West7.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for South Pole ( – (null)).

Eclipses visible in South Pole

Eclipse Visibility from South PoleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
Partial
1930Oct 21 / Oct 22SolarTotal
Total
1931Apr 2LunarTotal
Total
1931Oct 11SolarTotal
Partial
1932Mar 7SolarAnnular
Annular
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
Partial
1932Sep 14LunarPartial
Partial
1933Feb 24SolarAnnular
Annular
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
1935Dec 25SolarAnnular
Annular
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
Partial
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1938May 14LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 12SolarTotal
Total
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