Solar eclipse of May 20, 1966

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Solar eclipse of May 20, 1966
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3467
Magnitude 0.9991
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 5s
Coordinates 39.2N 26.4E
Max. width of band 3 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:39:02
References
Saros 137 (33 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9434

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 20, 1966. 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 1975-1978[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 1975-1978
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 SE1975May11P.png
May 11, 1975
Partial
123 SE1975Nov03P.png
November 3, 1975
Partial
128 SE1976Apr29A.png
April 29, 1976
Annular
133 SE1976Oct23T.png
October 23, 1976
Total
138 SE1977Apr18A.png
April 18, 1977
Annular
143 SE1977Oct12T.png
October 12, 1977
Total
148 SE1978Apr07P.png
April 7, 1978
Partial
153 SE1978Oct02P.png
October 2, 1978
Partial

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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