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Solar eclipse of June 8, 1956

Solar eclipse of June 8, 1956
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8934
Magnitude 1.0581
Maximum eclipse
Duration 285 sec (4 m 45 s)
Coordinates
Max. width of band 429 km (267 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:20:39
References
Saros 146 (24 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9412

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 8–9, 1956. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. It began near sunrise over New Zealand on June 9th, and ended west of [[South

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