Solar eclipse of February 4, 1943

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Solar eclipse of February 4, 1943
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8734
Magnitude 1.0331
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 39s
Coordinates 43.6N 175.1E
Max. width of band 229 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:38:10
References
Saros 120 (57 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9382

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 4–5, 1943. 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.

It began on the morning on February 5th over eastern Asia and northern Japan and ends at sunset on February 4th over Alaska.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1942-1946[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 1942-1946
Ascending node   Descending node
115 August 12, 1942
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Partial
120 February 4, 1943
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Total
125 August 1, 1943
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Annular
130 January 25, 1944
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Total
135 July 20, 1944
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Annular
140 January 14, 1945
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Annular
145 July 9, 1945
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Total
150 January 3, 1946
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Partial
155 June 29, 1946
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Partial

Saros 120[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 16 seconds on August 12, 1654.[1]

Series members 55–65 occur between 1901 and 2100:

55 56 57
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January 14, 1907
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January 24, 1925
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February 4, 1943
58 59 60
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February 15, 1961
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February 26, 1979
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March 9, 1997
61 62 63
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March 20, 2015
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March 30, 2033
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April 11, 2051
64 65
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April 21, 2069
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May 2, 2087

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 22 eclipse events between September 12, 1931 and July 1, 2011.

September 11-12 June 30-July 1 April 18-19 February 4-5 November 22-23
114 116 118 120 122
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September 12, 1931
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June 30, 1935
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April 19, 1939
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February 4, 1943
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November 23, 1946
124 126 128 130 132
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September 12, 1950
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June 30, 1954
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April 19, 1958
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February 5, 1962
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November 23, 1965
134 136 138 140 142
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September 11, 1969
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June 30, 1973
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April 18, 1977
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February 4, 1981
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November 22, 1984
144 146 148 150 152
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September 11, 1988
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June 30, 1992
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April 17, 1996
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February 5, 2000
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November 23, 2003
154 156
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September 11, 2007
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July 1, 2011

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