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Solar eclipse of August 31, 1970

Solar eclipse of August 31, 1970
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5364
Magnitude 0.94
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 47s
Coordinates 20.3S 164W
Max. width of band 258 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:55:30
References
Saros 144 (14 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9443

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 31, 1970. 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.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1968-1971

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 1968-1971
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119
March 28, 1968
Partial
124
September 22, 1968
Total
129
March 18, 1969
Annular
134
September 11, 1969
Annular
139
March 7, 1970
Total
144
August 31, 1970
Annular
149
February 25, 1971
Partial
154
August 20, 1971
Partial
A partial solar eclipse of July 22, 1971 occurs in the next lunar year set.

Notes

References

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


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