Solar eclipse of April 7, 1940

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Solar eclipse of April 7, 1940
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.219
Magnitude 0.9394
Maximum eclipse
Duration 450 sec (7 m 30 s)
Coordinates 19°12′N 128°30′W / 19.2°N 128.5°W / 19.2; -128.5
Max. width of band 230 km (140 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:21:21
Saros 128 (54 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9375

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 7, 1940. 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. Annularity was visible from Gilbert and Ellice Islands (the part now belonging to Kiribati), Mexico and the United States.

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.