Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945

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Solar eclipse of July 9, 1945
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7356
Magnitude 1.018
Maximum eclipse
Duration 75 sec (1 m 15 s)
Coordinates 70°00′N 17°12′W / 70°N 17.2°W / 70; -17.2
Max. width of band 92 km (57 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:27:46
Saros 145 (18 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9387

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 9, 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. 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. The path of totality crossed northern North America, across Greenland and into Scandinavia, the western Soviet Union, and central Asia.

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.

Saros 145[edit]

This solar eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 145, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours, containing 77 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on January 4, 1639, and reached a first annular eclipse on June 6, 1891. It was a hybrid event on June 17, 1909, and total eclipses from June 29, 1927, through September 9, 2648. The series ends at member 77 as a partial eclipse on April 17, 3009. The longest eclipse will occur on June 25, 2522, with a maximum duration of totality of 7 minutes, 12 seconds. [1]


  1. ^ Espenak, Fred (September 26, 2009). "Statistics for Solar Eclipses of Saros 145". NASA. Archived from the original on September 30, 2009.