Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1939 October 12

Global Circumstances and Animation

Global Visibility of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 1939 October 12

The global visibility of this solar eclipse is shown in the diagram to the left. A higher quality version of this global plot can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on this image.

An explanation of this diagram can be found here.

 

Animation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on 1939 October 12

The animation shown in the diagram to the right illustrates the motion of the shadow of the Moon at five minute intervals. This animation runs in a continuous loop.

This graphic, provided by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one and the much smaller black umbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a total one. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram and the central line duration of the eclipse can be seen in the lower right-hand corner.

Local Circumstances and Animations

Diagrams showing the configuration of the eclipse including the local circumstances are available for the 43 locations given in the following table. All timing information is given in Universal time (UT). Animations showing the progress of the eclipse are also available for the locations specified. These animations can be as large as 275kb in size. It may be necessary to download these files for optimum performance. Eclipses for the locations listed in the following table in the period 1501 CE to 2100 CE can be found by following the location link. A location which lies within the path of totality is highlighted.

LocationAvailable data
Pago Pago, American SamoaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Comodoro Rivadavia, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Gallegos, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Rio Grande, ArgentinaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Brisbane, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Canberra, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gold Coast, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gosford, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hobart, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Launceston, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Newcastle, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Orange, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Sydney, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tamworth, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Toowoomba, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wollongong, AustraliaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Waitangi, Chatham Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Punta Arenas, ChileLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Stanley, Falkland Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Suva, Viti Levu, FijiLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Noumea, New CaledoniaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Auckland, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Christchurch, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Dunedin, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Gisborne, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Greymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Hamilton, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Invercargill, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Napier, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Nelson, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
New Plymouth, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Oamuru, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Palmerston North, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Tauranga, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Timaru, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Wellington, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Whangerai, New ZealandLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Alofi, NiueLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Kingston, Norfolk I.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Honiara, Solomon Is.Local CircumstancesAnimation
Nuku'alofa, TongaLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Luganville, VanuatuLocal CircumstancesAnimation
Port Vila, VanuatuLocal CircumstancesAnimation

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Eclipses in 1939

Eclipses within two years of 1939

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