Solar eclipse of March 27, 1941

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 27, 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. 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. Annularity was visible from Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Solar eclipse of March 27, 1941
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration461 sec (7 m 41 s)
Coordinates26°12′S 110°54′W / 26.2°S 110.9°W / -26.2; -110.9
Max. width of band276 km (171 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:08:08
Saros138 (27 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9377

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 1939–1942Edit

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Solar eclipse series sets from 1939–1942
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
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
The partial solar eclipse on August 12, 1942 occurs in the next lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 138Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 138, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 6, 1472. It contains annular eclipses from August 31, 1598 through February 18, 2482 with a hybrid eclipse on March 1, 2500. It has total eclipses from March 12, 2518 through April 3, 2554. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on July 11, 2716. The longest duration of totality will be only 56 seconds on April 3, 2554.


  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.