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Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950

Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8903
Magnitude 1.0182
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 14s
Coordinates 54.8N 172.3E
Max. width of band 134 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 3:38:47
References
Saros 124 (51 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9399

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 12, 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. 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 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

Notes

References

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


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