Solar eclipse of June 29, 1927

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Solar eclipse of June 29, 1927
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8163
Magnitude 1.0128
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 50s
Coordinates 78.1N 73.8E
Max. width of band 77 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:23:27
References
Saros 145 (17 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9344

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 29, 1927. 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. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

The path of totality crossed far northern Europe and Asia. This was the first total eclipse visible from British mainland soil for 203 years.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1924-1928[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 1924-1928
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 31, 1924
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Partial
120 January 24, 1925
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Total
125 July 20, 1925
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Annular
130 January 14, 1926
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Total
135 July 9, 1926
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Annular
140 January 3, 1927
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Annular
145 June 29, 1927
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Total
150 December 24, 1927
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Partial
155 June 17, 1928
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Partial

Saros 145[edit]

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 77 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927 through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds. [1]

Series members 16–26 occur between 1901 and 2100:

16 17 18
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June 17, 1909
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June 29, 1927
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July 9, 1945
19 20 21
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July 20, 1963
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July 31, 1981
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August 11, 1999
22 23 24
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August 21, 2017
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September 2, 2035
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September 12, 2053
25 26
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September 23, 2071
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October 4, 2089

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Espenak, Fred (Project & Website Manager), Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145, NASA, updated 2009 September 26.

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