Solar eclipse of March 7, 1932

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Solar eclipse of March 7, 1932
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9673
Magnitude 0.9277
Maximum eclipse
Duration 319 sec (5 m 19 s)
Coordinates 60°42′S 134°24′E / 60.7°S 134.4°E / -60.7; 134.4
Max. width of band 1,083 km (673 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:55:50
Saros 119 (61 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9356

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 7, 1932. 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 1931-1935[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.

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).