Solar eclipse of December 25, 1935

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 1935
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9228
Magnitude 0.9752
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 30s
Coordinates 83.5S 9.4E
Max. width of band 234 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:59:52
References
Saros 121 (56 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9366

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 25, 1935. 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.

This was the 5th solar eclipse in 1935, the maximum possible. The next time this will occur is 2206.

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

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 31, 1924 and July 31, 2000.

July 31-Aug 1 May 19-20 March 7 December 24-25 October 12
115 117 119 121 123
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July 31, 1924
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May 19, 1928
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March 7, 1932
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December 25, 1935
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October 12, 1939
125 127 129 131 133
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August 1, 1943
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May 20, 1947
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March 7, 1951
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December 25, 1954
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October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143
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July 31, 1962
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May 20, 1966
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March 7, 1970
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December 24, 1973
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October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153
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July 31, 1981
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May 19, 1985
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March 7, 1989
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December 24, 1992
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October 12, 1996
155
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July 31, 2000

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