Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950
|Solar eclipse of September 12, 1950|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||74 sec (1 m 14 s)|
|Max. width of band||134 km (83 mi)|
|Saros||124 (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.
Solar eclipses of 1950-1953
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.
|Solar eclipse series sets from 1950–1953|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
March 18, 1950
September 12, 1950
March 7, 1951
September 1, 1951
February 25, 1952
August 20, 1952
February 14, 1953
August 9, 1953
|Solar eclipse of July 11, 1953 belongs to the next lunar year set|
- 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.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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