Solar Eclipse Decade Page

Solar Eclipses: 1931 - 1940

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1931 through 1940 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Maps showing the geographic regions of visibility for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links for more on solar eclipses.

Maps of Solar Eclipses: 1931 - 1940

The maps below offer a concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1931 through 1940 . Each map depicts the geographic region of visibility for a single eclipse. For central eclipses, the total or annular path is plotted in either blue (total) or red (annular). Click on an eclipse map to link to the EclipseWise Prime Page with complete details about that eclipse, including a larger version of the map. Visit Key to Solar Eclipse Maps for a detailed explanation of these maps.

Below each of the global eclipse maps is the hot link Google Eclipse Map. Click on this to take you to a web page showing the eclipse path plotted on an interactive Google Map.


Solar Eclipses: 1931 - 1940
Partial Solar Eclipse
1931 Apr 18

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1931 Sep 12

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1931 Oct 11

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1932 Mar 07

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1932 Aug 31

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1933 Feb 24

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1933 Aug 21

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1934 Feb 14

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1934 Aug 10

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1935 Jan 05

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1935 Feb 03

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1935 Jun 30

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1935 Jul 30

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1935 Dec 25

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1936 Jun 19

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1936 Dec 13

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1937 Jun 08

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1937 Dec 02

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1938 May 29

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1938 Nov 21

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1939 Apr 19

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1939 Oct 12

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1940 Apr 07

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1940 Oct 01

Google Eclipse Map

Table of Solar Eclipses: 1931 through 1940

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1931 through 1940 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Annular, Hybrid or Partial.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Eclipse Magnitude gives the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). For total and annular eclipses, the Central Duration gives the length of the eclipse as seen from the central line at greatest eclipse (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen. Countries and regions within the path of total or annular eclipses are listed in italics inside [ ] brackets.

The eclipse date (first column) links to the EclipseWise Prime Page for the eclipse. This page features a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.

The Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.


Solar Eclipses: 1931 - 1940
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magn. Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1931 Apr 18 00:45:35 Partial 147 0.511 - e Asia, n Canada, Greenland
1931 Sep 12 04:41:25 Partial 114 0.047 - Russia, Alaska
1931 Oct 11 12:55:40 Partial 152 0.901 - s South America, Antarctica
1932 Mar 07 07:55:50 Annular 119 0.928 05m19s Antarctica, Australia, s Indies
[Annular: Antarctica, Tasmania]
1932 Aug 31 20:03:41 Total 124 1.026 01m45s North America, Russia, Central America, n South America
[Total: Canada, U.S., North Atlantic]
1933 Feb 24 12:46:39 Annular 129 0.984 01m32s s South America, Africa, Antarctica
[Annular: Chile, Argentina, Congo, Zaire, C.A.R., Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen]
1933 Aug 21 05:49:11 Annular 134 0.980 02m04s ne Africa, c Asia, Indies, Australia
[Annular: Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Australia]
1934 Feb 14 00:38:41 Total 139 1.032 02m53s e Asia, Australia, Alaska
[Total: Malaysia, Indonesia, central Pacific]
1934 Aug 10 08:37:48 Annular 144 0.944 06m33s s Africa, Antarctica,
[Annular: Angola, Nambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa]
1935 Jan 05 05:35:46 Partial 111 0.001 - South Pacific
1935 Feb 03 16:16:20 Partial 149 0.739 - N America, Central America
1935 Jun 30 19:59:46 Partial 116 0.338 - Russia, Canada, Greenland, n Europe
1935 Jul 30 09:16:28 Partial 154 0.231 - South Atlantic, Antarctica
1935 Dec 25 17:59:52 Annular 121 0.975 01m30s Antarctica, s South America
[Annular: Antarctica]
1936 Jun 19 05:20:31 Total 126 1.033 02m31s Asia, e Europe, n Africa
[Total: Greece, Turkey, Russia, Japan]
1936 Dec 13 23:28:12 Annular 131 0.935 07m25s Australia, Antarctica, New Zealand
[Annular: Australia, New Zealand]
1937 Jun 08 20:41:02 Total 136 1.075 07m04s s North America, Central America, nw South America
[Total: central Pacific, Peru]
1937 Dec 02 23:05:45 Annular 141 0.918 12m00s e Asia, w North America, e Indies
[Annular: central Pacific]
1938 May 29 13:50:18 Total 146 1.055 04m05s s South America, s Africa
[Total: South Atlantic]
1938 Nov 21 23:52:25 Partial 151 0.778 - ne Asia, nw North America
1939 Apr 19 16:45:53 Annular 118 0.973 01m49s North America, n Europe, Russia
[Annular: Alaska, Canada]
1939 Oct 12 20:40:23 Total 123 1.027 01m32s Antarctica, Australia, s South America, New Zealand
[Total: Antarctica]
1940 Apr 07 20:21:21 Annular 128 0.939 07m30s North America, Central America, n South America,
[Annular: central Pacific, Mexico, U.S>]
1940 Oct 01 12:44:06 Total 133 1.064 05m35s South America, s Africa
[Total: Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa]

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of solar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to a global map, an interactive Google map, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Century Catologs of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.

Century Catalogs of Solar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000

Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths

The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).

World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths
19th Century 1801-1820 1821-1840 1841-1860 1861-1880 1881-1900
20th Century 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
21st Century 2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100
22nd Century 2101-2120 2121-2140 2141-2160 2161-2180 2181-2200

For eclipse maps covering other centuries/decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.