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.

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).