Solar eclipse of October 21, 1930

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Solar eclipse of October 21, 1930
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3804
Magnitude 1.023
Maximum eclipse
Duration 115 sec (1 m 55 s)
Coordinates 30°30′S 161°06′W / 30.5°S 161.1°W / -30.5; -161.1
Max. width of band 84 km (52 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:43:53
Saros 142 (18 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9352

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 21, 1930. 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. Totality was visible from Niuafoʻou in Tonga, Chile, and a tiny part of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

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.

Saros series 142[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 142, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 17, 1624. It contains one hybrid eclipse on July 14, 1768, and total eclipses from July 25, 1786 through October 29, 2543. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on June 5, 2904. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes, 34 seconds on May 28, 2291.[1]