Solar eclipse of February 25, 1952

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Solar eclipse of February 25, 1952
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.4697
Magnitude 1.0366
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 9s
Coordinates 15.6N 32.7E
Max. width of band 138 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:11:35
References
Saros 139 (26 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9402

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 25, 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. 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.

The path of totality crossed Africa, the Middle east, and Asia.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1950-1953[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 1950–1953
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1950Mar18A.png
March 18, 1950
Annular
124 SE1950Sep12T.png
September 12, 1950
Total
129 SE1951Mar07A.png
March 7, 1951
Annular
134 SE1951Sep01A.png
September 1, 1951
Annular
139 SE1952Feb25T.png
February 25, 1952
Total
144 SE1952Aug20A.png
August 20, 1952
Annular
149 SE1953Feb14P.png
February 14, 1953
Partial
154 SE1953Aug09P.png
August 9, 1953
Partial
Solar eclipse of July 11, 1953 belongs to the next lunar year set

Saros 139[edit]

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[1] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[2]

Series members 24-39 occur between 1901 and 2200:

24 25 26
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February 3, 1916
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February 14, 1934
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February 25, 1952
27 28 29
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March 7, 1970
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March 18, 1988
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March 29, 2006
30 31 32
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April 8, 2024
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April 20, 2042
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April 30, 2060
33 34 35
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May 11, 2078
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May 22, 2096
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June 3, 2114
36 37 38
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June 13, 2132
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June 25, 2150
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July 5, 2168
39
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July 16, 2186

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