Solar eclipse of August 20, 1952

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Solar eclipse of August 20, 1952
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.6102
Magnitude0.942
Maximum eclipse
Duration400 sec (6 m 40 s)
Coordinates21°42′S 64°06′W / 21.7°S 64.1°W / -21.7; -64.1
Max. width of band264 km (164 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse15:13:35
References
Saros144 (13 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9403

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 20, 1952. 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. Annularity was visible from Peru including the capital city Lima, northeastern Chile, Bolivia including the constitutional capital Sucre and seat of government La Paz, Argentina, Paraguay, southern Brazil and Uruguay.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1950–1953[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Saros 144[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 144, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 11, 1736. It contains annular eclipses from July 7, 1880 through August 27, 2565. There are no total eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on May 5, 2980. The longest duration of annularity will be 9 minutes, 52 seconds on December 29, 2168.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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