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Flag for U.S.A. April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Sunday, April 7, 1940 at 5:05 PM

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse

Washington DC: Partial Solar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 3:46 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 5:05 PM

Ended: Sun, Apr 7, 1940 at 6:14 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes


April 7, 1940 — Annular Solar Eclipse — Washington DC

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

3:46 PM Apr 75:05 PM Apr 76:14 PM Apr 7
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Sunday, April 7, 1940

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 7 at 3:46 PM251°West-southwest32.0°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseApr 7 at 5:05 PM265°West17.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 7 at 6:14 PM276°West3.7°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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