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Solar eclipse of August 20, 1952


Solar eclipse of August 20, 1952

Solar eclipse of August 20, 1952
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.6102
Magnitude 0.942
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 40s
Coordinates 21.7S 64.1W
Max. width of band 264 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:13:35
Saros 144 (13 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9403

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 20, 1952. 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 1
    • Solar eclipses of 1950-1953 1.1
  • 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
March 18, 1950
September 12, 1950
March 7, 1951
September 1, 1951
February 25, 1952
August 20, 1952
February 14, 1953
August 9, 1953
Solar eclipse of July 11, 1953 belongs to the next lunar year set



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