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Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962

Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2107
Magnitude 1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 8s
Coordinates 4.2S 178.1E
Max. width of band 147 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:12:38
References
Saros 130 (49 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9424

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 5, 1962. 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.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1961-1964 1.1
    • Saros 130 1.2
    • Metonic series 1.3
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1961-1964

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 1961-1964
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120
February 15, 1961
Total
125
August 11, 1961
Annular
130
February 5, 1962
Total
135
July 31, 1962
Annular
140
January 25, 1963
Annular
145
July 20, 1963
Total
150
January 14, 1964
Partial
155
July 9, 1964
Partial
Partial solar eclipses of June 10, 1964 and December 4, 1964 belong in the next lunar year set.

Saros 130

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:
46 47 48

January 3, 1908

January 14, 1926

January 25, 1944
49 50 51

February 5, 1962

February 16, 1980

February 26, 1998
52 53 54

March 9, 2016

March 20, 2034

March 30, 2052
55 56

April 11, 2070

April 21, 2088

Metonic series

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 22 eclipse events between September 12, 1931 and July 1, 2011.

September 11-12 June 30-July 1 April 18-19 February 4-5 November 22-23
114 116 118 120 122

September 12, 1931

June 30, 1935

April 19, 1939

February 4, 1943

November 23, 1946
124 126 128 130 132

September 12, 1950

June 30, 1954

April 19, 1958

February 5, 1962

November 23, 1965
134 136 138 140 142

September 11, 1969

June 30, 1973

April 18, 1977

February 4, 1981

November 22, 1984
144 146 148 150 152

September 11, 1988

June 30, 1992

April 17, 1996

February 5, 2000

November 23, 2003
154 156

September 11, 2007

July 1, 2011

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros130.html

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • , Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, vol. 21, p.141 (1969).The Flash Spectrum Observed at the Total Eclipse of February 5, 1962
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