Solar eclipse of January 3, 1927

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Solar eclipse of January 3, 1927
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4956
Magnitude 0.9995
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3 sec (0 m 3 s)
Coordinates 52°48′S 124°48′W / 52.8°S 124.8°W / -52.8; -124.8
Max. width of band 2 km (1.2 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:22:53
Saros 140 (24 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9343

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 3, 1927. 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.


Eclipse solar - Buenos Aires - 1927.jpg
View of the eclipse from Buenos Aires

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1924-1928[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.