Solar eclipse of December 25, 1954

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 1954
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2576
Magnitude 0.9323
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 39s
Coordinates 38.4S 68.2E
Max. width of band 262 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:36:42
References
Saros 131 (47 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9409

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 25, 1954. 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
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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 131[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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December 3, 1918
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December 13, 1936
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December 25, 1954
49 50 51
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January 4, 1973
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January 15, 1991
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January 26, 2009
52 53 54
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February 6, 2027
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February 16, 2045
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February 28, 2063
55 56
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March 10, 2081
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March 21, 2099

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 31, 1924 and July 31, 2000.

July 31-Aug 1 May 19-20 March 7 December 24-25 October 12
115 117 119 121 123
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July 31, 1924
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May 19, 1928
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March 7, 1932
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December 25, 1935
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October 12, 1939
125 127 129 131 133
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August 1, 1943
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May 20, 1947
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March 7, 1951
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December 25, 1954
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October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143
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July 31, 1962
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May 20, 1966
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March 7, 1970
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December 24, 1973
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October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153
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July 31, 1981
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May 19, 1985
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March 7, 1989
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December 24, 1992
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October 12, 1996
155
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July 31, 2000

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