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Solar eclipse of September 21, 1941

Solar eclipse of September 21, 1941
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.4649
Magnitude 1.0379
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 22s
Coordinates 27.3N 119.1E
Max. width of band 143 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:34:03
Saros 143 (19 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9378

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 21, 1941. 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 southern Asia, and ended in the Pacific ocean.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 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


Saros 143

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:
17 18 19

August 30, 1905

September 10, 1923

September 21, 1941
20 21 22

October 2, 1959

October 12, 1977

October 24, 1995
23 24 25

November 3, 2013

November 14, 2031

November 25, 2049
26 27 28

December 6, 2067

December 16, 2085


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External links

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • The Total Solar Eclipse of September 21, 1941
  • Solar eclipse of September 21, 1941
  • Eclipse catalog
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