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June 8, 1937 — Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Regions that saw at least a partial eclipse: South/West North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area that saw the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun was covered.

Up to 90% of the sun was covered.

Up to 40% of the sun was covered.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Shades of darkness

Night

Astronomical Twilight (Sun was 12 - 18 degrees below the horizon).

Nautical Twilight (Sun was 6 - 12 degrees below the horizon).

Civil Twilight (Sun was 0 - 6 degrees below the horizon).

Day

Area that saw the total solar eclipse.

More than 90% of the sun was covered.

Up to 90% of the sun was covered.

Up to 40% of the sun was covered.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Note: Percentage values (%) relate to moon coverage of the sun and depends on location. Visibility is weather permitting.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see partial eclipse beginJun 8 at 6:04 PMJun 8 at 2:04 PM
First location to see full Eclipse beginJun 8 at 6:58 PMJun 8 at 2:58 PM
Maximum EclipseJun 8 at 8:39 PMJun 8 at 4:39 PM
Last location to see full Eclipse endJun 8 at 10:22 PMJun 8 at 6:22 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endJun 8 at 11:16 PMJun 8 at 7:16 PM

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on May 29, 1938.

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