Solar eclipse of March 18, 1950

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Solar eclipse of March 18, 1950
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.9988
Magnitude 0.962
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 60°54′S 40°54′E / 60.9°S 40.9°E / -60.9; 40.9
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:32:01
Saros 119 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9398

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 18, 1950. 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 1950-1953[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1950–1953
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1950Mar18A.png
March 18, 1950
124 SE1950Sep12T.png
September 12, 1950
129 SE1951Mar07A.png
March 7, 1951
134 SE1951Sep01A.png
September 1, 1951
139 SE1952Feb25T.png
February 25, 1952
144 SE1952Aug20A.png
August 20, 1952
149 SE1953Feb14P.png
February 14, 1953
154 SE1953Aug09P.png
August 9, 1953
Solar eclipse of July 11, 1953 belongs to the next 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).