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Solar eclipse of May 19, 1928

Solar eclipse of May 19, 1928
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 1.0048
Magnitude 1.014
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 63.3S 22.5E
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:24:20
References
Saros 117 (64 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9347

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 19, 1928. 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.

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

Total
122 November 12, 1928

Partial
127 May 9, 1929

Total
132 November 1, 1929

Annular
137 April 28, 1930

Hybrid
142 October 21, 1930

Total
147 April 18, 1931

Partial
152 October 11, 1931

Partial

Metonic series

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 31, 1924 and July 31, 2000.

July 31-Aug 1 May 19-20 March 7 December 24-25 October 12
115 117 119 121 123

July 31, 1924

May 19, 1928

March 7, 1932

December 25, 1935

October 12, 1939
125 127 129 131 133

August 1, 1943

May 20, 1947

March 7, 1951

December 25, 1954

October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143

July 31, 1962

May 20, 1966

March 7, 1970

December 24, 1973

October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153

July 31, 1981

May 19, 1985

March 7, 1989

December 24, 1992

October 12, 1996
155

July 31, 2000

Notes

References

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


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