Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945

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Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7356
Magnitude 1.018
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 15s
Coordinates 70N 17.2W
Max. width of band 92 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:27:46
References
Saros 145 (18 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9387

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 9, 1945. 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 northern North America, across Greenland and into Scandinavia, western Russia, and central Asia.

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 145[edit]

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 77 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927 through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds. [1]

Series members 16–26 occur between 1901 and 2100:

16 17 18
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June 17, 1909
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June 29, 1927
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July 9, 1945
19 20 21
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July 20, 1963
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July 31, 1981
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August 11, 1999
22 23 24
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August 21, 2017
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September 2, 2035
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September 12, 2053
25 26
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September 23, 2071
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October 4, 2089

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Espenak, Fred (Project & Website Manager), Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145, NASA, updated 2009 September 26.

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