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Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957

Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 1.0022
Magnitude 1.0013
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 71.2S 23.1W
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:54:02
References
Saros 123 (50 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9415

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 23, 1957. 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.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1957-1960

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 1957–1960
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118
April 30, 1957
Annular
123
October 23, 1957
Total
128
April 19, 1958
Annular
133
October 12, 1958
Total
138
April 8, 1959
Annular
143
October 2, 1959
Total
148
March 27, 1960
Partial
153
September 20, 1960
Partial

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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