Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957

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Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 1.0022
Magnitude 1.0013
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 71.2S 23.1W
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:54:02
References
Saros 123 (50 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9415

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 23, 1957. 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 of 1957-1960[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 1957–1960
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 SE1957Apr30A.png
April 30, 1957
Annular
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October 23, 1957
Total
128 SE1958Apr19A.png
April 19, 1958
Annular
133 SE1958Oct12T.png
October 12, 1958
Total
138 SE1959Apr08A.png
April 8, 1959
Annular
143 SE1959Oct02T.png
October 2, 1959
Total
148 SE1960Mar27P.png
March 27, 1960
Partial
153 SE1960Sep20P.png
September 20, 1960
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 August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018.

August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123
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August 12, 1942
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May 30, 1946
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March 18, 1950
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January 5, 1954
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October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
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August 11, 1961
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May 30, 1965
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March 18, 1969
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January 4, 1973
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October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
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August 10, 1980
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May 30, 1984
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March 18, 1988
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January 4, 1992
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October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
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August 11, 1999
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May 31, 2003
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March 19, 2007
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January 4, 2011
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October 23, 2014
155
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August 11, 2018

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