Solar eclipse of May 19, 1928

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Solar eclipse of May 19, 1928
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 1.0048
Magnitude 1.014
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 63°18′S 22°30′E / 63.3°S 22.5°E / -63.3; 22.5
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:24:20
Saros 117 (64 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9347

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 19, 1928. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1928-1931[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).