Solar eclipse of September 21, 1941

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Solar eclipse of September 21, 1941
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration202 sec (3 m 22 s)
Coordinates27°18′N 119°06′E / 27.3°N 119.1°E / 27.3; 119.1
Max. width of band143 km (89 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse4:34:03
Saros143 (19 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9378

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 21, 1941. 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. The path of totality crossed the Soviet Union (today's Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan), China, Taiwan, Okinawa Prefecture and South Pacific Mandate (the parts now belonging to Northern Mariana and Marshall Islands) in Japan, and ended in the Pacific ocean.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1939-1942[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Saros 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.


  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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