Solar eclipse of June 29, 1927

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Solar eclipse of June 29, 1927
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8163
Magnitude 1.0128
Maximum eclipse
Duration 50 sec (0 m 50 s)
Coordinates 78°06′N 73°48′E / 78.1°N 73.8°E / 78.1; 73.8
Max. width of band 77 km (48 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:23:27
Saros 145 (17 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9344

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 29, 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. 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 far northern Europe and Asia. This was the first total eclipse visible from British mainland soil for 203 years.

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.

Saros 145[edit]

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 77 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927 through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds. [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Espenak, Fred (Project & Website Manager), Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145, NASA, updated 2009 September 26.