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Flag for Tokelau April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau

Max view in Fakaofo
Sunday, April 7, 1940 at 7:24 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 6:17 AM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 7:24 AM

Ended: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 8:43 AM

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes


April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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The annular phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Fakaofo, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:28 AM Apr 77:24 AM Apr 78:43 AM Apr 7
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Sunday, April 7, 1940

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 7 at 6:17 AM83°East2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseApr 7 at 6:28 AM83°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 7 at 7:24 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 8:43 AM76°East-northeast31.9°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau 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 Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility from FakaofoVisibility 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 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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