Solar eclipse of December 14, 1955

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Solar eclipse of December 14, 1955
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4266
Magnitude 0.9176
Maximum eclipse
Duration 12m 9s
Coordinates 2.1N 72.2E
Max. width of band 346 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:02:25
References
Saros 141 (20 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9411

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 14, 1955. 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 1953-1956[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipse of February 14, 1953 and August 9, 1953 belong to the last lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1953–1956
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
116 SE1953Jul11P.png
July 11, 1953
Partial
121 SE1954Jan05A.png
January 5, 1954
Annular
126 SE1954Jun30T.png
June 30, 1954
Total
131 SE1954Dec25A.png
December 25, 1954
Annular
136 SE1955Jun20T.png
June 20, 1955
Total
141 SE1955Dec14A.png
December 14, 1955
Annular
146 SE1956Jun08T.png
June 8, 1956
Total
151 SE1956Dec02P.png
December 2, 1956
Partial

Saros 141[edit]

Solar Saros 141 repeats every 18 years, 11 days and contains 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 19, 1613. It contains annular eclipses from August 4, 1739 through October 14, 2460. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 13, 2857. [1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
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November 11, 1901
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November 22, 1919
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December 2, 1937
20 21 22
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December 14, 1955
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December 24, 1973
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January 4, 1992
23 24 25
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January 15, 2010
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January 26, 2028
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February 5, 2046
26 27 28
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February 17, 2064
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February 27, 2082
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March 10, 2100

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA - Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141". Eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

References[edit]