Solar eclipse of December 2, 1937

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Solar eclipse of December 2, 1937
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4389
Magnitude 0.9184
Maximum eclipse
Duration 720 sec (12 m 0 s)
Coordinates 4°00′N 167°48′W / 4°N 167.8°W / 4; -167.8
Max. width of band 344 km (214 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:05:45
Saros 141 (19 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9370

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 2, 1937. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1935-1938[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.

Saros 141[edit]

Solar Saros 141 repeats every 18 years, 11 days and contains 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 19, 1613. It contains annular eclipses from August 4, 1739 through October 14, 2460. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 13, 2857. [1]


  1. ^ "NASA - Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141". Retrieved 2012-03-15. 


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