Nov 21 – Nov 22, 1938 Partial 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).
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- East in Asia
- West in North America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
- Magadan, Russia
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
- Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Kodiak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Glennallen, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Yakutat, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Sitka, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
- Metlakatla, Alaska, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, 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 Seattle*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Nov 21 at 9:45 PM||Nov 21 at 1:45 PM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Nov 21 at 11:52 PM||Nov 21 at 3:52 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Nov 22 at 1:59 AM||Nov 21 at 5:59 PM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Seattle. 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 Seattle.
Eclipses during year 1938
- May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse
- May 29, 1938 Total Solar Eclipse
- Nov 7 – Nov 8, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 21 – Nov 22, 1938 Partial Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
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