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Solar eclipse of April 28, 1930

Solar eclipse of April 28, 1930
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma 0.473
Magnitude 1.0003
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 1s
Coordinates 39.4N 121.2W
Max. width of band 1 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:03:34
Saros 137 (31 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9351

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 28, 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, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide. This event is a hybrid, starting and ending as an annular eclipse.

The path of totality crossed the eastern pacific ocean, northwestern United States, and across central and eastern Canada.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1928-1931

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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1928-1931
Ascending node   Descending node
117 May 19, 1928

122 November 12, 1928

127 May 9, 1929

132 November 1, 1929

137 April 28, 1930

142 October 21, 1930

147 April 18, 1931

152 October 11, 1931


Saros series 142

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]

Series members 17-27 occur between 1901 and 2100:
17 18 19

October 10, 1912

October 21, 1930

November 1, 1948
20 21 22

November 12, 1966

November 22, 1984

December 4, 2002
23 24 25

December 14, 2020

December 26, 2038

January 5, 2057
26 27

January 16, 2075

January 27, 2093


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  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • The solar eclipse of April 28, 1930 Popular Astronomy, Vol. 38, p. 537, Makemson, Maud W. [1]
  • The Central Solar Eclipse of April 28, 1930 Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 24, p. 55 [2]
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