Solar eclipse of March 27, 1941

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Solar eclipse of March 27, 1941
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5025
Magnitude 0.9355
Maximum eclipse
Duration 461 sec (7 m 41 s)
Coordinates 26°12′S 110°54′W / 26.2°S 110.9°W / -26.2; -110.9
Max. width of band 276 km (171 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:08:08
Saros 138 (27 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9377

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 27, 1941. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1939-1942[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.