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Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945

Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7356
Magnitude 1.018
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 15s
Coordinates 70N 17.2W
Max. width of band 92 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:27:46
Saros 145 (18 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9387

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 9, 1945. 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.

The path of totality crossed northern North America, across Greenland and into Scandinavia, western Russia, and central Asia.

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

120 February 4, 1943

125 August 1, 1943

130 January 25, 1944

135 July 20, 1944

140 January 14, 1945

145 July 9, 1945

150 January 3, 1946

155 June 29, 1946


Saros 145

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 77 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927 through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds. [1]

Series members 16–26 occur between 1901 and 2100:
16 17 18

June 17, 1909

June 29, 1927

July 9, 1945
19 20 21

July 20, 1963

July 31, 1981

August 11, 1999
22 23 24

August 21, 2017

September 2, 2035

September 12, 2053
25 26

September 23, 2071

October 4, 2089


  1. ^ Espenak, Fred (Project & Website Manager), Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145, NASA, updated 2009 September 26.


  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945 in Russia
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