Apr 19, 1939 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:
- North/West Europe
- North/East Asia
- North/West North America
Annular eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Kodiak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Glennallen, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Partial eclipse visible in:
A large part of the Sun is eclipsed in these locations.
- Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Yakutat, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Talkeetna, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anadyr, Russia
- Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Pevek, Russia
- Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Resolute Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Grise Fiord, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Eureka, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Pond Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Qaanaaq, Greenland
- Thule Air Base, Greenland
- Alert, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Danmarkshavn, Greenland
- Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
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||Apr 19 at 2:26 PM||Apr 19 at 9:26 AM|
|First location to see full Eclipse begin||Apr 19 at 4:04 PM||Apr 19 at 11:04 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 19 at 4:47 PM||Apr 19 at 11:47 AM|
|Last location to see full Eclipse end||Apr 19 at 5:25 PM||Apr 19 at 12:25 PM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Apr 19 at 7:04 PM||Apr 19 at 2:04 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 1939
- Apr 19, 1939 Annular Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- May 3, 1939 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 12, 1939 Total Solar Eclipse
- Oct 28, 1939 Partial Lunar Eclipse
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