Solar eclipse of May 9, 1948

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Solar eclipse of May 9, 1948
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4133
Magnitude 0.9999
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 0s
Coordinates 39.8N 131.2E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:26:04
References
Saros 137 (32 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9394

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 9, 1948. 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 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

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