Solar eclipse of January 14, 1945

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Solar eclipse of January 14, 1945
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4937
Magnitude 0.997
Maximum eclipse
Duration 15 sec (0 m 15 s)
Coordinates 51°06′S 110°18′E / 51.1°S 110.3°E / -51.1; 110.3
Max. width of band 12 km (7.5 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:01:43
Saros 140 (25 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9386

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 14, 1945. 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 Eastern Cape in South Africa, and northeastern Tasmania Island and Furneaux Group in Australia.

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.