Solar eclipse of April 19, 1939

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Solar eclipse of April 19, 1939
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.9388
Magnitude 0.9731
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 49s
Coordinates 73.1N 129.1W
Max. width of band 285 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:45:53
References
Saros 118 (64 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9373

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 19, 1939. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1939-1942[edit]

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1939-1942
Descending node   Ascending node
118 April 19, 1939
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Annular
123 October 12, 1939
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Total
128 April 7, 1940
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Annular
133 October 1, 1940
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Total
138 March 27, 1941
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Annular
143 September 21, 1941
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Total
148 March 16, 1942
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Partial
153 September 10, 1942
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Partial

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