Solar eclipse of June 8, 1937

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Solar eclipse of June 8, 1937
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.2253
Magnitude 1.0751
Maximum eclipse
Duration 424 sec (7 m 4 s)
Coordinates 9°54′N 130°30′W / 9.9°N 130.5°W / 9.9; -130.5
Max. width of band 250 km (160 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:41:02
Saros 136 (33 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9369

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 8, 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. 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 the pacific ocean starting in Micronesia, and ending at sunset in western South America.

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 136[edit]

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[1]

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