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November 12, 1947 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Was this Annular Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the eclipse looked like near the maximum point

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.

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Where the eclipse could be seen

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

DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 1 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 2 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 0 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 3 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 0 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 4 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 0: 8017fd0b4
Expand cities where partial eclipse was visible
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 1 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 2 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3cnt:
    DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=0 cityid=103 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395328 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=1 cityid=137 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395392 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=2 cityid=155 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395456 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=3 cityid=94 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Guatemala, Guatemala DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395520 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Guatemala, Guatemala
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=4 cityid=194 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Paramaribo, Suriname DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395584 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Paramaribo, Suriname
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=5 cityid=225 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=San Jose, Costa Rica DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395648 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=6 cityid=46 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bridgetown, Barbados DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395712 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=7 cityid=88 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Georgetown, Guyana DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395776 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=8 cityid=192 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Panama, Panama DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395840 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Panama, Panama
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=9 cityid=731 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372395904 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=10 cityid=706 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Saint George's, Grenada DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396032 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Saint George's, Grenada
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=11 cityid=588 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396096 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=12 cityid=190 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Quito, Ecuador DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396224 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=13 cityid=58 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Caracas, Venezuela DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396288 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=14 cityid=41 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Bogota, Colombia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396352 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=15 cityid=131 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Lima, Lima, Peru DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396416 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Lima, Lima, Peru
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=16 cityid=144 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396480 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=17 cityid=4232 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Cobija, Bolivia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396544 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Cobija, Bolivia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=18 cityid=752 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396608 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type i=19 cityid=124 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type B i=La Paz, Bolivia DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C1: glace=34372396672 DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type C DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type D
  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type E DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places_for_type 3
DEBUG:C:world_maps-cont-print_places 5

Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Solar Eclipse Path

Area that saw the annular 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 annular 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 beginNov 12 at 5:13 PMNov 12 at 12:13 PM
First location to see full Eclipse beginNov 12 at 6:18 PMNov 12 at 1:18 PM
Maximum EclipseNov 12 at 7:59 PMNov 12 at 2:59 PM
Last location to see full Eclipse endNov 12 at 9:51 PMNov 12 at 4:51 PM
Last location to see partial Eclipse endNov 12 at 10:56 PMNov 12 at 5:56 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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