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Solar eclipse of December 13, 1936

Solar eclipse of December 13, 1936
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2493
Magnitude 0.9349
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 25s
Coordinates 37.8S 172.6W
Max. width of band 251 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:28:12
References
Saros 131 (46 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9368

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 13, 1936. 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

Solar eclipses of 1935-1938

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 1935-1938
Ascending node   Descending node
111 January 5, 1935

Partial
116 June 30, 1935

Partial
121 December 25, 1935

Annular
126 June 19, 1936

Total
131 December 13, 1936

Annular
136 June 8, 1937

Total
141 December 2, 1937

Annular
146 May 29, 1938

Total
151 November 21, 1938

Partial

Saros 131

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:
46 47 48

December 3, 1918

December 13, 1936

December 25, 1954
49 50 51

January 4, 1973

January 15, 1991

January 26, 2009
52 53 54

February 6, 2027

February 16, 2045

February 28, 2063
55 56

March 10, 2081

March 21, 2099

Tritos series

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Series members between 1901 and 2100 are:

March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)

February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)

January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)

December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)

November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)

October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)

September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)

August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)

July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)

June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)

May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)

April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)

March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)

February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)

January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)

December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)

November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)

October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)

September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros131.html

References

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


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