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Flag for USA September 20, 1941 — Total Solar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, USA

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Saturday, September 20, 1941 at 6:09 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Adak: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 20, 1941 at 5:38 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 20, 1941 at 6:09 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 20, 1941 at 6:38 PM

Duration: 1 hour


September 20, 1941 — Total Solar Eclipse — Adak

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Adak, 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

5:38 PM Sep 206:09 PM Sep 206:38 PM Sep 20
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Saturday, September 20, 1941

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 20 at 5:38 PM258°West-southwest10.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseSep 20 at 6:09 PM265°West5.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 20 at 6:38 PM270°West1.2°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Adak (NST – Newfoundland Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility From AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 20SolarPartial
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 8SolarPartial
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