Solar eclipse of August 31, 1932

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Solar eclipse of August 31, 1932
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8307
Magnitude 1.0257
Maximum eclipse
Duration 105 sec (1 m 45 s)
Coordinates 54°30′N 79°30′W / 54.5°N 79.5°W / 54.5; -79.5
Max. width of band 155 km (96 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:03:41
Saros 124 (50 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9357

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 31, 1932. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1931-1935[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.