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Solar eclipse of June 20, 1955

 

Solar eclipse of June 20, 1955

Solar eclipse of June 20, 1955
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1528
Magnitude 1.0776
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 8s
Coordinates 14.8N 117E
Max. width of band 254 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:10:42
References
Saros 136 (34 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9410

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955. 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.

With a maximum duration of 7 minutes 8 seconds, this is the longest solar eclipse of saros series 136, as well as the longest total solar eclipse since the 11th century, and until the 22nd century.[1] Totality beginning over the Indian Ocean and Maldives, crossing southern tip of India and Sri Lanka, moving across Indochina and the Philippines (near the greatest eclipse), towards Solomon Islands ending over Southwestern Pacific Ocean.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1953-1956 1.1
    • Saros 136 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1953-1956

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.

Note: Partial solar eclipse of February 14, 1953 and August 9, 1953 belong to the last lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1953–1956
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
116
July 11, 1953
Partial
121
January 5, 1954
Annular
126
June 30, 1954
Total
131
December 25, 1954
Annular
136
June 20, 1955
Total
141
December 14, 1955
Annular
146
June 8, 1956
Total
151
December 2, 1956
Partial

Saros 136

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[2]

Series members 29–42 occur between 1865 and 2100:
28 29 30

April 25, 1865

May 6, 1883
31 32 33

May 18, 1901

May 29, 1919

Jun 8, 1937
34 35 36

Jun 20, 1955

Jun 30, 1973

Jul 11, 1991
37 38 39

Jul 22, 2009

Aug 2, 2027

Aug 12, 2045
40 41 42

Aug. 24, 2063

Sep. 3, 2081

Sep. 14, 2099

Notes

  1. ^ Fred Espenak. "Catalog of Solar Eclipses: 1001 to 1100". NASA. 
  2. ^ SEsaros136 at NASA.gov

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • Photometry of the Solar Corona at the Eclipse on June 20, 1955, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, vol. 8, p.126 (1956).
  • Nasa.gov
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