Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962

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Solar eclipse of February 5, 1962
SE1962Feb05T.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2107
Magnitude 1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration 248 sec (4 m 8 s)
Coordinates 4°12′S 178°06′E / 4.2°S 178.1°E / -4.2; 178.1
Max. width of band 147 km (91 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:12:38
References
Saros 130 (49 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9424

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 5, 1962. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region 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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1961-1964
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120 SE1961Feb15T.png
February 15, 1961
Total
125 SE1961Aug11A.png
August 11, 1961
Annular
130 SE1962Feb05T.png
February 5, 1962
Total
135 SE1962Jul31A.png
July 31, 1962
Annular
140 SE1963Jan25A.png
January 25, 1963
Annular
145 SE1963Jul20T.png
July 20, 1963
Total
150 SE1964Jan14P.png
January 14, 1964
Partial
155 SE1964Jul09P.png
July 9, 1964
Partial
Partial solar eclipses of June 10, 1964 and December 4, 1964 belong in the next lunar year set.

Saros 130[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619.[1]

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).

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