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Solar eclipse of June 8, 1937

 

Solar eclipse of June 8, 1937

Solar eclipse of June 8, 1937
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.2253
Magnitude 1.0751
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 4s
Coordinates 9.9N 130.5W
Max. width of band 250 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:41:02
References
Saros 136 (33 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9369

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 8, 1937. 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.

The path of totality crossed the pacific ocean starting in Micronesia, and ending at sunset in western South America.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses 1935-1938 1.1
    • Saros 136 1.2
  • Notess 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 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 136

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[1]

Series members 29–42 occur between 1865 and 2100:
28 29 30

April 25, 1865

May 6, 1883
31 32 33

May 18, 1901

May 29, 1919

Jun 8, 1937
34 35 36

Jun 20, 1955

Jun 30, 1973

Jul 11, 1991
37 38 39

Jul 22, 2009

Aug 2, 2027

Aug 12, 2045
40 41 42

Aug. 24, 2063

Sep. 3, 2081

Sep. 14, 2099

Notess

  1. ^ SEsaros136 at NASA.gov

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • Fotos of Solar Corona June 8, 1937
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