Solar eclipse of November 1, 1948
|Solar eclipse of November 1, 1948|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||116 sec (1 m 56 s)|
|Max. width of band||84 km (52 mi)|
|Saros||142 (19 of 72)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9395|
A total solar eclipse occurred on November 1, 1948. 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. Totality was visible from Belgian Congo (today's DR Congo), Uganda Protectorate (today's Uganda) including the capital city Kampala, British Kenya (today's Kenya) including the capital city Nairobi, British Seychelles (today's Seychelles), and British Mauritius (today's Mauritius). During this eclipse, comet C/1948 V1, also known as the Eclipse Comet of 1948, was discovered shining near the sun.
Solar eclipses 1946-1949
This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|117||May 30, 1946
|122||November 23, 1946|
|127||May 20, 1947
|132||November 12, 1947|
|137||May 9, 1948
|142||November 1, 1948|
|147||April 28, 1949
|152||October 21, 1949|
Saros series 142
It is a part of Saros cycle 142, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 17, 1624. It contains one hybrid eclipse on July 14, 1768, and total eclipses from July 25, 1786 through October 29, 2543. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on June 5, 2904. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes, 34 seconds on May 28, 2291.
|Series members 17–27 occur between 1901 and 2100|
October 10, 1912
October 21, 1930
November 1, 1948
November 12, 1966
November 22, 1984
December 4, 2002
December 14, 2020
December 26, 2038
January 5, 2057
January 16, 2075
January 27, 2093
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- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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