Solar eclipse of August 1, 1943

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of August 1, 1943
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.8041
Magnitude 0.9409
Maximum eclipse
Duration 419 sec (6 m 59 s)
Coordinates 34°48′S 108°36′E / 34.8°S 108.6°E / -34.8; 108.6
Max. width of band 367 km (228 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:16:13
Saros 125 (50 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9383

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 1, 1943. 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. Totality was visible in the southern Indian Ocean. It was visible from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, eastern Madagascar, Antarctica's Wilkes Land.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1942-1946[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: The partial solar eclipse on September 10, 1942 occurs in the previous lunar year eclipse set.

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).