Solar eclipse of August 31, 1932
|Solar eclipse of August 31, 1932|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||105 sec (1 m 45 s)|
|Max. width of band||155 km (96 mi)|
|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. Totality was visible from Northwest Territories (today's Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and Quebec in Canada, and northeastern Vermont, New Hampshire, southwestern Maine, northeastern tip of Massachusetts and northeastern Cape Cod in United States.
Solar eclipses 1931-1935
This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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 1931-1935|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|114||September 12, 1931
|119||March 7, 1932|
|124||August 31, 1932
|129||February 24, 1933|
|134||August 21, 1933
|139||February 14, 1934|
|144||August 10, 1934
|149||February 3, 1935|
|154||July 30, 1935|
This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
|Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:|
September 21, 1903
August 31, 1932
August 11, 1961
July 22, 1990
July 2, 2019
June 11, 2048
May 22, 2077
- van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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