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Solar eclipse of February 24, 1933

 

Solar eclipse of February 24, 1933

Solar eclipse of February 24, 1933
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2191
Magnitude 0.9841
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 32s
Coordinates 20.8S 2.1W
Max. width of band 58 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:46:39
References
Saros 129 (47 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9358

An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 24, 1933. 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.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1931-1935 1.1
    • Saros 129 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1931-1935

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 1931-1935
Descending node   Ascending node
114 September 12, 1931

Partial
119 March 7, 1932

Annular
124 August 31, 1932

Total
129 February 24, 1933

Annular
134 August 21, 1933

Annular
139 February 14, 1934

Total
144 August 10, 1934

Annular
149 February 3, 1935

Partial
154 July 30, 1935

Partial

Saros 129

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[1]

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

February 14, 1915

February 24, 1933

March 7, 1951
49 50 51

March 18, 1969

March 29, 1987

April 8, 2005
52 53 54

April 20, 2023

April 30, 2041

May 11, 2059
55 56

May 22, 2077

June 2, 2095

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros129.html

References

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


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