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Flag for USA November 21, 1938 — Partial Solar Eclipse — Los Angeles, California, USA

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Monday, November 21, 1938 at 4:37 PM

Global Type: Partial Solar Eclipse

Los Angeles: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Nov 21, 1938 at 4:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Nov 21, 1938 at 4:37 PM

Ended: Mon, Nov 21, 1938 at 5:49 PM

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes


November 21, 1938 — Partial Solar Eclipse — Los Angeles

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

During this partial solar eclipse, the Moon covered only parts of the Sun, as seen from Los Angeles. There were no locations on Earth where the Sun appeared completely covered during this event. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

4:29 PM Nov 214:37 PM Nov 214:46 PM Nov 21
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Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Monday, November 21, 1938

EventTime in Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 21 at 4:29 PM244°West-southwest2.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximum EclipseNov 21 at 4:37 PM245°West-southwest1.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
SunsetNov 21 at 4:46 PM246°West-southwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 21 at 5:49 PM255°West-southwest13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Los Angeles (PST – Pacific Standard 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 and Transits Visible in Los Angeles

Eclipse Visibility From Los AngelesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarPartial
1935Feb 3SolarPartial
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 21SolarPartial
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939May 3LunarPenumbral
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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