Solar eclipse of March 28, 1922

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Solar eclipse of March 28, 1922
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1711
Magnitude 0.9381
Maximum eclipse
Duration 470 sec (7 m 50 s)
Coordinates 12°18′N 18°00′W / 12.3°N 18°W / 12.3; -18
Max. width of band 233 km (145 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:05:26
Saros 128 (53 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9332

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 28, 1922. 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. Annularity was visible from Peru, Brazil, French West Africa (parts now belonging to Senegal, Mauritania and Mali), British Gambia (today's Gambia) including capital Banjul, French Algeria (today's Algeria), Italian Libya (today's Libya), Egypt, Kingdom of Hejaz and Sultanate of Nejd (now belonging to Saudi Arabia), and British Kuwait.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1921-1924[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.