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. 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.

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.