Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950

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Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.8903
Magnitude1.0182
Maximum eclipse
Duration74 sec (1 m 14 s)
Coordinates54°48′N 172°18′E / 54.8°N 172.3°E / 54.8; 172.3
Max. width of band134 km (83 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse3:38:47
References
Saros124 (51 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9399

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 12, 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. 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 eastern Soviet Union (today's Russia) and the whole Semichi Islands in Alaska.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1950-1953[edit]

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.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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