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September 21, 1941 Total Solar Eclipse

Was this Total Solar Eclipse visible in Boston?

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: North/East Europe, Asia, North in Australia, North in Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Arctic.

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Was this eclipse visible in Boston?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)






The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Boston*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginSep 21 at 01:58:26Sep 20 at 9:58:26 pm
First location to see the full eclipse beginSep 21 at 02:59:30Sep 20 at 10:59:30 pm
Maximum EclipseSep 21 at 04:33:38Sep 21 at 12:33:38 am
Last location to see the full eclipse endSep 21 at 06:07:59Sep 21 at 2:07:59 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endSep 21 at 07:08:52Sep 21 at 3:08:52 am

* 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. Please note that the local times for Boston are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Boston.

Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 4 – Feb 5, 1943.

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: September 5, 1941 — Partial Lunar Eclipse