Solar eclipse of June 8, 1956

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Solar eclipse of June 8, 1956
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8934
Magnitude 1.0581
Maximum eclipse
Duration 285 sec (4 m 45 s)
Coordinates 40°48′S 140°42′W / 40.8°S 140.7°W / -40.8; -140.7
Max. width of band 429 km (267 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:20:39
Saros 146 (24 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9412

A total solar eclipse occurred on June 8–9, 1956. 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. It began near sunrise over New Zealand on June 9th, and ended west of South America on June 8th.

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
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July 11, 1953
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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
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December 2, 1956