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December 13–14, 1936 Annular Solar Eclipse

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What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 24.0 seconds.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginDec 13 at 20:26:49Dec 13 at 3:26:49 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginDec 13 at 21:31:55Dec 13 at 4:31:55 pm
Maximum EclipseDec 13 at 23:27:47Dec 13 at 6:27:47 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endDec 14 at 01:23:36Dec 13 at 8:23:36 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endDec 14 at 02:28:41Dec 13 at 9:28:41 pm

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. This eclipse isn't visible in Washington DC.

Upcoming eclipses visible in Washington DC

Next Annular Solar Eclipse will be on Dec 2 – Dec 3, 1937

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Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStartEndAnnularity Duration
Australia
Annular Solar Eclipse
5:56 am ACST10:00 am 36m, 40s
New Zealand
Annular Solar Eclipse
9:06 am NZST1:07 pm NZST18m, 26s
Pitcairn Islands
Annular Solar Eclipse
3:07 pm 5:47 pm 4m, 44s
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:07 am 2:29 pm ---
Antarctica
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:12 pm 11:53 pm ---
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:12 pm CLT8:34 pm CLT---
Brunei
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am 6:23 am ---
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:59 pm EAST7:04 pm EAST---
Christmas Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:31 am CXT5:38 am CXT---
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:58 am CKT3:30 pm CKT---
East Timor
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:06 am TLT6:36 am WITA---
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:24 am TOT12:59 pm FJT---
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:53 pm TAHT4:54 pm MART---
Indonesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:26 am WIT7:43 am WIT---
Kiribati
Partial Solar Eclipse
12:44 pm LINT3:30 pm LINT---
Malaysia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:04 am 5:57 am WIB---
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:01 pm CST7:03 pm CST---
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am 9:17 am ---
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:44 am NCT11:23 am NCT---
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:36 am NUT2:09 pm NUT---
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:06 am 11:33 am ---
Palau
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:05 am 7:17 am ---
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:27 am WIT9:05 am PGT---
Philippines
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am 7:19 am ---
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
10:32 am 1:45 pm ---
Solomon Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:39 am SBT10:42 am SBT---
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:32 am TKT1:59 pm TKT---
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:49 am TOT1:34 pm TOT---
Tuvalu
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:47 am TVT12:10 pm TVT---
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:37 pm 1:56 pm ---
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:50 am VUT11:13 am VUT---
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
9:36 am WFT12:51 pm WFT---

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.) "Annularity duration" gives the time between the start and finish of annularity within the entire country (not at one location).

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse51,800,0002.89%
At least 10% partial32,900,0001.83%
At least 20% partial22,000,0001.23%
At least 30% partial14,400,0000.80%
At least 40% partial10,500,0000.59%
At least 50% partial7,550,0000.42%
At least 60% partial5,960,0000.33%
At least 70% partial3,230,0000.18%
At least 80% partial2,450,0000.14%
Totality or annularity536,0000.03%

* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: December 28, 1936 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse