Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957

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Solar eclipse of October 23, 1957
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 1.0022
Magnitude 1.0013
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 71°12′S 23°06′W / 71.2°S 23.1°W / -71.2; -23.1
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:54:02
Saros 123 (50 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9415

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 23, 1957. 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 of 1957-1960[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.

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).