Solar eclipse of November 1, 1948

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Solar eclipse of November 1, 1948
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3517
Magnitude 1.0231
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 56s
Coordinates 33.1S 76.2E
Max. width of band 84 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:59:18
References
Saros 142 (19 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9395

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 1, 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. 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. During this eclipse, comet C/1948 V1, also known as the Eclipse Comet of 1948, was discovered shining near the sun.[1]

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 series 142[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 142, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 17, 1624. It contains one hybrid eclipse on July 14, 1768, and total eclipses from July 25, 1786 through October 29, 2543. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on June 5, 2904. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes, 34 seconds on May 28, 2291.[2]

Series members 17-27 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
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October 10, 1912
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October 21, 1930
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November 1, 1948
20 21 22
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November 12, 1966
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November 22, 1984
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December 4, 2002
23 24 25
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December 14, 2020
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December 26, 2038
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January 5, 2057
26 27
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January 16, 2075
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January 27, 2093

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bortle, John E. "The Bright-Comet Chronicles". International Comet Quarterly. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros142.html

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