Solar eclipse of April 8, 1959

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Solar eclipse of April 8, 1959
SE1959Apr08A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4546
Magnitude 0.9401
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 26s
Coordinates 19.1S 137.6E
Max. width of band 247 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 3:24:08
References
Saros 138 (28 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9418

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 8, 1959. 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[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1957-1960[edit]

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 SE1957Apr30A.png
April 30, 1957
Annular
123 SE1957Oct23T.png
October 23, 1957
Total
128 SE1958Apr19A.png
April 19, 1958
Annular
133 SE1958Oct12T.png
October 12, 1958
Total
138 SE1959Apr08A.png
April 8, 1959
Annular
143 SE1959Oct02T.png
October 2, 1959
Total
148 SE1960Mar27P.png
March 27, 1960
Partial
153 SE1960Sep20P.png
September 20, 1960
Partial

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