Solar eclipse of January 5, 1954

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Solar eclipse of January 5, 1954
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9296
Magnitude 0.972
Maximum eclipse
Duration 102 sec (1 m 42 s)
Coordinates 79°06′S 120°48′W / 79.1°S 120.8°W / -79.1; -120.8
Max. width of band 278 km (173 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:32:01
Saros 121 (57 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9407

An annular solar eclipse occurred on January 5, 1954. 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 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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1953–1956
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
116 SE1953Jul11P.png
July 11, 1953
121 SE1954Jan05A.png
January 5, 1954
126 SE1954Jun30T.png
June 30, 1954
131 SE1954Dec25A.png
December 25, 1954
136 SE1955Jun20T.png
June 20, 1955
141 SE1955Dec14A.png
December 14, 1955
146 SE1956Jun08T.png
June 8, 1956
151 SE1956Dec02P.png
December 2, 1956

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).