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Flag for Kiribati April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Sunday, April 7, 1940 at 6:28 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Rawaki: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 5:18 AM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 6:28 AM

Ended: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 7:50 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes


April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Rawaki

Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Rawaki, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:23 AM Apr 76:28 AM Apr 77:50 AM Apr 7
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Sunday, April 7, 1940

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 7 at 5:18 AM83°East1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseApr 7 at 5:23 AM83°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 7 at 6:28 AM83°East0.2° below
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 7 at 7:50 AM79°East-northeast35.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 22 / Apr 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rawaki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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