Solar eclipse of July 31, 1962

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Solar eclipse of July 31, 1962
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.113
Magnitude 0.9716
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 33s
Coordinates 12N 5.7W
Max. width of band 103 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:25:33
References
Saros 135 (36 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9425

An annular solar eclipse occurred on July 31, 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. 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 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.

Inex series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:

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September 9, 1904
(Saros 133)
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August 21, 1933
(Saros 134)
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July 31, 1962
(Saros 135)
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July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
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June 21, 2020
(Saros 137)
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May 31, 2049
(Saros 138)
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May 11, 2078
(Saros 139)

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
SE1947May20T.png
May 20, 1947
SE1951Mar07A.png
March 7, 1951
SE1954Dec25A.png
December 25, 1954
SE1958Oct12T.png
October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143
SE1962Jul31A.png
July 31, 1962
SE1966May20A.png
May 20, 1966
SE1970Mar07T.png
March 7, 1970
SE1973Dec24A.png
December 24, 1973
SE1977Oct12T.png
October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153
SE1981Jul31T.png
July 31, 1981
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May 19, 1985
SE1989Mar07P.png
March 7, 1989
SE1992Dec24P.png
December 24, 1992
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October 12, 1996
155
SE2000Jul31P.png
July 31, 2000

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