Solar eclipse of April 19, 1939

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Solar eclipse of April 19, 1939
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.9388
Magnitude 0.9731
Maximum eclipse
Duration 109 sec (1 m 49 s)
Coordinates 73°06′N 129°06′W / 73.1°N 129.1°W / 73.1; -129.1
Max. width of band 285 km (177 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:45:53
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.

This annular eclipse is notable in that the path of annularity passed over the North Pole.

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.