Solar eclipse of December 2, 1956

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Solar eclipse of December 2, 1956
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0923
Magnitude 0.8047
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 67°54′N 64°36′E / 67.9°N 64.6°E / 67.9; 64.6
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 8:00:35
Saros 151 (11 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9413

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 2, 1956. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1953-1956[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: Partial solar eclipse of February 14, 1953 and August 9, 1953 belong to the last lunar year set.