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Flag for Kiribati April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Sunday, April 7, 1940 at 8:05 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Annular Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 6:44 AM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 8:05 AM

Ended: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 9:43 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes


April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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This annular solar eclipse was fully visible in Kiritimati. Observers there could experience the “ring of fire” that is characteristic for this kind of solar eclipse. 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 move centrally in front of the Sun there and the “ring of fire” was not visible.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:44 AM Apr 78:05 AM Apr 79:43 AM Apr 7
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, April 7, 1940

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 7 at 6:44 AM83°East13.4°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsApr 7 at 8:02 AM83°East32.8°
The Annular phase starts
Maximum EclipseApr 7 at 8:05 AM83°East33.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsApr 7 at 8:07 AM83°East33.9°
The Annular phase ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 7 at 9:43 AM80°East57.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarAnnular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarPartial
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