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Solar eclipse of April 7, 1940


Solar eclipse of April 7, 1940

Solar eclipse of April 7, 1940
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.219
Magnitude 0.9394
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 30s
Coordinates 19.2N 128.5W
Max. width of band 230 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:21:21
Saros 128 (54 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9375

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 7, 1940. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.


  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses 1939-1942 1.1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1939-1942

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 1939-1942
Descending node   Ascending node
118 April 19, 1939

123 October 12, 1939

128 April 7, 1940

133 October 1, 1940

138 March 27, 1941

143 September 21, 1941

148 March 16, 1942

153 September 10, 1942




  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements

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