Solar eclipse of November 12, 1966

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Solar eclipse of November 12, 1966
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.33
Magnitude 1.0234
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 57s
Coordinates 35.6S 48.2W
Max. width of band 84 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:23:28
References
Saros 142 (20 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9435

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 12, 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. 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.

The path of totality cut a swath across South America from north of Lima, Peru, nearly to the southernmost tip of Brazil.

Observations[edit]

The NASA Gemini XII mission observed this total eclipse from space:

The Canary Island controller greeted the crew in the morning with the news that there would be a second maneuver - 5 meters forward - to line the vehicles up properly. The prospects panned out richly, and the crew reported seeing the eclipse "right on the money at 16:01:44 g.e.t." Although they thought for a moment, they were slightly off track, their aim had been accurate.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1964-1967[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on January 14, 1964 and July 9, 1964 belong to the previous lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1964-1967
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 SE1964Jun10P.png
June 10, 1964
Partial
122 SE1964Dec04P.png
December 4, 1964
Partial
127 SE1965May30T.png
May 30, 1965
Total
132 SE1965Nov23A.png
November 23, 1965
Annular
137 SE1966May20A.png
May 20, 1966
Annular
142 SE1966Nov12T.png
November 12, 1966
Total
147 SE1967May09P.png
May 9, 1967
Partial
152 SE1967Nov02T.png
November 2, 1967
Total

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

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