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Flag for Tonga April 8, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Monday, April 8, 1940 at 6:40 AM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Apr 8, 1940 at 5:45 AM

Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 1940 at 6:40 AM

Ended: Mon, Apr 8, 1940 at 7:42 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes


April 8, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:10 AM Apr 86:40 AM Apr 87:42 AM Apr 8
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Monday, April 8, 1940

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 8 at 5:45 AM85°East6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseApr 8 at 6:10 AM83°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 8 at 6:40 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 8 at 7:42 AM74°East-northeast20.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga 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 Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 8SolarPartial
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
1941Mar 28SolarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4 / Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarPartial
1947Jun 4LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 24LunarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
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