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November 21, 1938 – November 22, 1938 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Was this Partial 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: East in Asia, West in North America, Pacific.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

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


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).


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 the partial eclipse beginNov 21 at 21:45Nov 21 at 4:45 PM
Maximum eclipseNov 21 at 23:52Nov 21 at 6:52 PM
Last location to see the partial eclipse endNov 22 at 01:59Nov 21 at 8:59 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.
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Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Mar 16 – Mar 17, 1942.

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