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Solar eclipse of September 1, 1951

Solar eclipse of September 1, 1951
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1557
Magnitude 0.9747
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 36s
Coordinates 16.5N 8.5W
Max. width of band 91 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:51:51
References
Saros 134 (40 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9401

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 1, 1951. 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.

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

Saros 134

It is a part of Saros cycle 134, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 22, 1248. It contains total eclipses from October 9, 1428 through December 24, 1554 and hybrid eclipses from January 3, 1573 through June 27, 1843, and annular eclipses from July 8, 1861 through May 21, 2384. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 6, 2510. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 30 seconds on October 9, 1428.[1]

Series members 38-48 occur between 1901 and 2100:
38 39 40

August 10, 1915

August 21, 1933

September 1, 1951
41 42 43

September 11, 1969

September 23, 1987

October 3, 2005
44 45 46

October 14, 2023

October 25, 2041

November 5, 2059
47 48

November 15, 2077

November 27, 2095

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros134.html

References

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


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