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June 8, 1937 Total 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/West North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic.

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Eclipse Shadow Path

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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 beginJun 8 at 18:04:27Jun 8 at 2:04:27 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginJun 8 at 18:58:37Jun 8 at 2:58:37 pm
Maximum EclipseJun 8 at 20:40:37Jun 8 at 4:40:37 pm
Last location to see the full eclipse endJun 8 at 22:22:35Jun 8 at 6:22:35 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 8 at 23:16:47Jun 8 at 7:16:47 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 Total Solar Eclipse will be on May 29, 1938

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

Countries Where the Eclipse Is Visible

CountryTypeStart of EclipseEnd of Eclipse
Kiribati
Total Solar Eclipse
6:04 am PHOT10:13 am LINT
Peru
Total Solar Eclipse
4:12 pm PET6:16 pm PET
Solomon Islands
Total Solar Eclipse
6:00 am SBT6:59 am SBT
Tuvalu
Total Solar Eclipse
6:11 am TVT8:07 am TVT
American Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am 9:18 am
Anguilla
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 pm AST6:20 pm AST
Antigua and Barbuda
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:54 pm EST5:26 pm EST
Argentina
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:22 pm ART5:50 pm CLT
Aruba
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:03 pm 6:20 pm
Barbados
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm AST6:23 pm AST
Belize
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:03 pm CST4:54 pm CST
Bolivia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:21 pm PET5:22 pm PET
Brazil
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm PET5:45 pm PET
British Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:55 pm AST6:23 pm AST
Caribbean Netherlands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:05 pm 6:19 pm
Cayman Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:23 pm EST5:42 pm EST
Chile
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:04 pm EAST6:35 pm CLT
Colombia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:12 pm COT6:12 pm ECT
Cook Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:39 am CKT10:11 am CKT
Costa Rica
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:04 pm CST5:09 pm CST
Cuba
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:19 pm CST5:37 pm CST
Curaçao
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:04 pm 6:20 pm
Dominica
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:50 pm AST6:32 pm AST
Dominican Republic
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:39 pm EST5:38 pm EST
Ecuador
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:55 pm 6:15 pm PET
El Salvador
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:00 pm CST4:59 pm CST
Fiji
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:19 am FJT8:06 am FJT
French Guiana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:36 pm GFT6:06 pm
French Polynesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:28 am TAHT12:03 pm MART
Grenada
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 pm AST6:30 pm AST
Guadeloupe
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm AST6:29 pm AST
Guatemala
Partial Solar Eclipse
2:56 pm CST4:58 pm CST
Guyana
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:33 pm AMT6:33 pm
Haiti
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:35 pm EST5:39 pm EST
Honduras
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:02 pm CST4:59 pm CST
Jamaica
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:28 pm EST5:43 pm EST
Marshall Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:16 am 5:56 am
Martinique
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:49 pm AST6:33 pm AST
Mexico
Partial Solar Eclipse
1:56 pm CST4:56 pm CST
Micronesia
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:54 am 5:48 am
Montserrat
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:53 pm AST6:27 pm AST
Nauru
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:18 am NRT7:25 am NRT
New Caledonia
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:09 am NCT6:59 am NCT
New Zealand
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:10 am 7:29 am
Nicaragua
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:05 pm CST5:02 pm CST
Niue
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:54 am NUT8:53 am NUT
Norfolk Island
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:50 am 7:10 am
Panama
Partial Solar Eclipse
3:11 pm CST6:06 pm EST
Papua New Guinea
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:43 am PGT5:52 am PGT
Paraguay
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:23 pm PYT5:33 pm BOT
Pitcairn Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
11:39 am 1:00 pm
Puerto Rico
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm AST6:31 pm AST
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm AST6:25 pm AST
Saint Lucia
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:47 pm AST6:30 pm AST
Saint Martin
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 pm AST6:21 pm AST
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:44 pm AST6:30 pm AST
Samoa
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:37 am 8:45 am
Sint Maarten
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:28 pm 5:51 pm
St. Barts
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:58 pm AST6:21 pm AST
Suriname
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:54 pm 6:20 pm
The Bahamas
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:36 pm EST5:28 pm EST
Tokelau
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:05 am TKT9:17 am TKT
Tonga
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:27 am TOT8:29 am TOT
Trinidad and Tobago
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:39 pm AST6:27 pm AST
Turks and Caicos Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:48 pm EST5:22 pm EST
US Minor Outlying Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
7:06 am 5:39 pm CST
US Virgin Islands
Partial Solar Eclipse
5:52 pm AST6:27 pm AST
United States
Partial Solar Eclipse
8:05 am HST4:28 pm CST
Vanuatu
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:08 am VUT6:59 am VUT
Venezuela
Partial Solar Eclipse
4:26 pm COT6:32 pm VET
Wallis and Futuna
Partial Solar Eclipse
6:06 am WFT8:10 am WFT

All times shown in this table are local time. (Note: more than one time zone is listed.)

How Many People Can See This Eclipse?

Number of People Seeing...Number of People*Fraction of World Population
Any part of the eclipse91,400,0005.16%
At least 10% partial63,000,0003.56%
At least 20% partial52,500,0002.96%
At least 30% partial44,600,0002.52%
At least 40% partial20,900,0001.18%
At least 50% partial12,200,0000.69%
At least 60% partial10,500,0000.59%
At least 70% partial9,050,0000.51%
At least 80% partial7,100,0000.40%
At least 90% partial5,170,0000.29%
Totality or annularity775,0000.04%

* 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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: May 25, 1937 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse