Solar eclipse of May 29, 1938

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Solar eclipse of May 29, 1938
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9607
Magnitude 1.0552
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 5s
Coordinates 52.7S 22W
Max. width of band 675 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:50:19
References
Saros 146 (23 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9371

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 29, 1938. 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.

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

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