Dec 2 – Dec 3, 1937 Annular Solar Eclipse
What the eclipse would look like near the maximum point
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like near the maximum point of the eclipse (weather permitting).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- East in Asia
- North in Australia
- Parts of North America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Guam (Hagåtña), Guam
- Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Palikir, Ponape, Micronesia
- Yokohama, Japan
- Kawasaki, Japan
- Tokyo, Japan
- Sagamihara, Japan
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Wake Island, Wake Island, U.S.A.
- Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Tarawa, Kiribati
- Howland Island, U.S.A.
- Baker Island, U.S.A.
- Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
When the eclipse happens worldwideThe eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Dec 2 at 8:05 PM||Dec 2 at 3:05 PM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Dec 2 at 9:14 PM||Dec 2 at 4:14 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 2 at 11:04 PM||Dec 2 at 6:04 PM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Dec 3 at 12:56 AM||Dec 2 at 7:56 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Dec 3 at 2:05 AM||Dec 2 at 9:05 PM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses viewable in Washington DC.
Eclipses during year 1937
- May 25, 1937 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 8, 1937 Total Solar Eclipse
- Nov 18, 1937 Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 2 – Dec 3, 1937 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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