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Solar eclipse of March 18, 1950

 

Solar eclipse of March 18, 1950

Solar eclipse of March 18, 1950
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.9988
Magnitude 0.962
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 60.9S 40.9E
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:32:01
References
Saros 119 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9398

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 18, 1950. 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.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1950-1953 1.1
    • Metonic series 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1950-1953

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 1950–1953
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119
March 18, 1950
Annular
124
September 12, 1950
Total
129
March 7, 1951
Annular
134
September 1, 1951
Annular
139
February 25, 1952
Total
144
August 20, 1952
Annular
149
February 14, 1953
Partial
154
August 9, 1953
Partial
Solar eclipse of July 11, 1953 belongs to the next lunar year set

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 21 eclipse events between August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018.

August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123

August 12, 1942

May 30, 1946

March 18, 1950

January 5, 1954

October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133

August 11, 1961

May 30, 1965

March 18, 1969

January 4, 1973

October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143

August 10, 1980

May 30, 1984

March 18, 1988

January 4, 1992

October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153

August 11, 1999

May 31, 2003

March 19, 2007

January 4, 2011

October 23, 2014
155

August 11, 2018

Notes

References

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


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