Solar eclipse of May 29, 1938

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Solar eclipse of May 29, 1938
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9607
Magnitude 1.0552
Maximum eclipse
Duration 245 sec (4 m 5 s)
Coordinates 52°42′S 22°00′W / 52.7°S 22°W / -52.7; -22
Max. width of band 675 km (419 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:50:19
Saros 146 (23 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9371

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 29, 1938. 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 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.