Solar eclipse of May 20, 1947

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Solar eclipse of May 20, 1947
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3528
Magnitude 1.0557
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 13s
Coordinates 0.2N 21.4W
Max. width of band 196 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:47:47
References
Saros 127 (54 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9392

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 20, 1947. 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 1946-1949[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 1946-1949
Ascending node   Descending node
117 May 30, 1946
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Partial
122 November 23, 1946
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Partial
127 May 20, 1947
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Total
132 November 12, 1947
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Annular
137 May 9, 1948
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Annular
142 November 1, 1948
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Total
147 April 28, 1949
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Partial
152 October 21, 1949
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Partial

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:

52 53 54
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April 28, 1911
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May 9, 1929
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May 20, 1947
55 56 57
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May 30, 1965
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June 11, 1983
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June 21, 2001
58 59 60
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July 2, 2019
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July 13, 2037
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July 24, 2055
61 62
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August 3, 2073
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August 15, 2091

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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