Solar eclipse of March 7, 1951

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Solar eclipse of March 7, 1951
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.242
Magnitude 0.9896
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 59s
Coordinates 17.7S 123.5W
Max. width of band 38 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:53:40
References
Saros 129 (48 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9400

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 7, 1951. 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 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 129[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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February 14, 1915
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February 24, 1933
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March 7, 1951
49 50 51
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March 18, 1969
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March 29, 1987
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April 8, 2005
52 53 54
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April 20, 2023
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April 30, 2041
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May 11, 2059
55 56
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May 22, 2077
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June 2, 2095

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
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May 20, 1947
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March 7, 1951
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December 25, 1954
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October 12, 1958
135 137 139 141 143
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July 31, 1962
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May 20, 1966
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March 7, 1970
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December 24, 1973
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October 12, 1977
145 147 149 151 153
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July 31, 1981
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May 19, 1985
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March 7, 1989
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December 24, 1992
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October 12, 1996
155
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July 31, 2000

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