Solar eclipse of January 25, 1963

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Solar eclipse of January 25, 1963
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4898
Magnitude 0.9951
Maximum eclipse
Duration 25 sec (0 m 25 s)
Coordinates 48°12′S 15°00′W / 48.2°S 15°W / -48.2; -15
Max. width of band 20 km (12 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:37:12
Saros 140 (26 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9426

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 25, 1963. 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.