Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962

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Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2107
Magnitude 1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 8s
Coordinates 4.2S 178.1E
Max. width of band 147 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:12:38
References
Saros 130 (49 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9424

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 5, 1962. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1961-1964[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 1961-1964
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120 SE1961Feb15T.png
February 15, 1961
Total
125 SE1961Aug11A.png
August 11, 1961
Annular
130 SE1962Feb05T.png
February 5, 1962
Total
135 SE1962Jul31A.png
July 31, 1962
Annular
140 SE1963Jan25A.png
January 25, 1963
Annular
145 SE1963Jul20T.png
July 20, 1963
Total
150 SE1964Jan14P.png
January 14, 1964
Partial
155 SE1964Jul09P.png
July 9, 1964
Partial
Partial solar eclipses of June 10, 1964 and December 4, 1964 belong in the next lunar year set.

Saros 130[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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January 3, 1908
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January 14, 1926
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January 25, 1944
49 50 51
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February 5, 1962
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February 16, 1980
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February 26, 1998
52 53 54
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March 9, 2016
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March 20, 2034
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March 30, 2052
55 56
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April 11, 2070
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April 21, 2088

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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