Solar eclipse of December 25, 1935

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 1935
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9228
Magnitude 0.9752
Maximum eclipse
Duration 90 sec (1 m 30 s)
Coordinates 83°30′S 9°24′E / 83.5°S 9.4°E / -83.5; 9.4
Max. width of band 234 km (145 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:59:52
Saros 121 (56 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9366

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 25, 1935. 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. This was the 5th solar eclipse in 1935, the maximum possible. The next time this will occur is 2206.

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.

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).