Solar eclipse of December 2, 1937

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Solar eclipse of December 2, 1937
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4389
Magnitude 0.9184
Maximum eclipse
Duration 12m 0s
Coordinates 4N 167.8W
Max. width of band 344 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:05:45
References
Saros 141 (19 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9370

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 2, 1937. 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 1935-1938[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 1935-1938
Ascending node   Descending node
111 January 5, 1935
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Partial
116 June 30, 1935
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Partial
121 December 25, 1935
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Annular
126 June 19, 1936
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Total
131 December 13, 1936
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Annular
136 June 8, 1937
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Total
141 December 2, 1937
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Annular
146 May 29, 1938
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Total
151 November 21, 1938
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Partial

Saros 141[edit]

Solar Saros 141 repeats every 18 years, 11 days and contains 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 19, 1613. It contains annular eclipses from August 4, 1739 through October 14, 2460. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 13, 2857. [1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
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November 11, 1901
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November 22, 1919
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December 2, 1937
20 21 22
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December 14, 1955
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December 24, 1973
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January 4, 1992
23 24 25
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January 15, 2010
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January 26, 2028
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February 5, 2046
26 27 28
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February 17, 2064
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February 27, 2082
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March 10, 2100

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA - Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141". Eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

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