Solar eclipse of May 20, 1947

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Solar eclipse of May 20, 1947
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3528
Magnitude 1.0557
Maximum eclipse
Duration 313 sec (5 m 13 s)
Coordinates 0°12′N 21°24′W / 0.2°N 21.4°W / 0.2; -21.4
Max. width of band 196 km (122 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:47:47
References
Saros 127 (54 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9392

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 20, 1947. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1946-1949[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 1946-1949
Ascending node   Descending node
117 May 30, 1946
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Partial
122 November 23, 1946
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Partial
127 May 20, 1947
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Total
132 November 12, 1947
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Annular
137 May 9, 1948
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Annular
142 November 1, 1948
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Total
147 April 28, 1949
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Partial
152 October 21, 1949
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Partial

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

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).

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