Solar eclipse of April 30, 1957

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Solar eclipse of April 30, 1957
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.9992
Magnitude 0.9799
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 70°36′N 40°18′E / 70.6°N 40.3°E / 70.6; 40.3
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:05:28
Saros 118 (65 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9414

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 30, 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. 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 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
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 SE1957Apr30A.png
April 30, 1957
123 SE1957Oct23T.png
October 23, 1957
128 SE1958Apr19A.png
April 19, 1958
133 SE1958Oct12T.png
October 12, 1958
138 SE1959Apr08A.png
April 8, 1959
143 SE1959Oct02T.png
October 2, 1959
148 SE1960Mar27P.png
March 27, 1960
153 SE1960Sep20P.png
September 20, 1960

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).