Solar eclipse of June 19, 1936

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Solar eclipse of June 19, 1936
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration151 sec (2 m 31 s)
Coordinates56°06′N 104°42′E / 56.1°N 104.7°E / 56.1; 104.7
Max. width of band132 km (82 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse5:20:31
Saros126 (43 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9367
Astronomers in Turkey observing the 1936 eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurred on Friday, June 19, 1936. 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. The path of totality crossed Europe and Asia. The full phase can be seen in Greece, Turkey, USSR, China and Japan. The maximum eclipse was near Bratsk and lasts about 2.5 minutes. Places east of international date line or before midnight witnessed the eclipse on Thursday, June 18, 1936.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1935-1938[edit]

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.[1]

Saros 126[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 126, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 10, 1179. It contains annular eclipses from June 4, 1323 through April 4, 1810 and hybrid eclipses from April 14, 1828 through May 6, 1864. It contains total eclipses from May 17, 1882 through August 23, 2044. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on May 3, 2459. The longest duration of central eclipse (annular or total) was 5 minutes, 46 seconds of annularity on November 22, 1593. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 36 seconds on July 10, 1972.[2]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Solar_Saros_series_126, accessed October 2010