Solar eclipse of August 11, 1961

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Solar eclipse of August 11, 1961
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.8859
Magnitude 0.9375
Maximum eclipse
Duration 395 sec (6 m 35 s)
Coordinates 45°48′S 4°00′E / 45.8°S 4°E / -45.8; 4
Max. width of band 499 km (310 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:46:47
Saros 125 (51 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9423

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 11, 1961. 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 1961-1964[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.

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).