Solar eclipse of November 1, 1929

An annular solar eclipse occurred on November 1, 1929. 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 Spanish Sahara (today's West Sahara), French West Africa (parts now belonging to Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, and southwestern tip of Benin), British Gold Coast (today's Ghana), French Togoland (today's Togo) including capital Lomé, Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe (today's São Tomé and Príncipe), French Equatorial Africa (parts now belonging to Gabon and R. Congo) including capital Brazzaville, Belgian Congo (today's DR Congo) including capital Léopoldville, Northern Rhodesia (today's Zambia), British Tanganyika (now belonging to Tanzania) including capital Dar es Salaam, and British Seychelles (today's Seychelles) including capital Victoria.

Solar eclipse of November 1, 1929
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma0.3514
Magnitude0.9649
Maximum eclipse
Duration234 sec (3 m 54 s)
Coordinates4°30′N 3°06′E / 4.5°N 3.1°E / 4.5; 3.1
Max. width of band134 km (83 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse12:05:10
References
Saros132 (41 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9350

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses of 1928–1931Edit

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 1928–1931
Ascending node   Descending node
117 May 19, 1928
 
Total (non-central)
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

Saros 132Edit

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 6 minutes, 56 seconds on May 9, 1641, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on June 8, 2290. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.

Series members 28–50 occur between 1690 and 2100:
28 29 30
 
June 11, 1695
 
June 22, 1713
 
July 4, 1731
31 32 33
 
July 14, 1749
 
July 25, 1767
 
August 5, 1785
34 35 36
 
August 17, 1803
 
August 27, 1821
 
September 7, 1839
37 38 39
 
September 18, 1857
 
September 29, 1875
 
October 9, 1893
40 41 42
 
October 22, 1911
 
November 1, 1929
 
November 12, 1947
43 44 45
 
November 23, 1965
 
December 4, 1983
 
December 14, 2001
46 47 48
 
December 26, 2019
 
January 5, 2038
 
January 16, 2056
49 50
 
January 27, 2074
 
February 7, 2092

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit