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Solar eclipse of July 20, 1944

Solar eclipse of July 20, 1944
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.0314
Magnitude 0.97
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 42s
Coordinates 19N 95.7E
Max. width of band 108 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:43:13
References
Saros 135 (35 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9385

An annular solar eclipse occurred on July 20, 1944. 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 1942-1946

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 1942-1946
Ascending node   Descending node
115 August 12, 1942

Partial
120 February 4, 1943

Total
125 August 1, 1943

Annular
130 January 25, 1944

Total
135 July 20, 1944

Annular
140 January 14, 1945

Annular
145 July 9, 1945

Total
150 January 3, 1946

Partial
155 June 29, 1946

Partial

Notes

References

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


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