Solar eclipse of September 20, 1960

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Solar eclipse of September 20, 1960
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.2057
Magnitude 0.6139
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 72°06′N 74°06′W / 72.1°N 74.1°W / 72.1; -74.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:59:56
Saros 153 (6 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9421

A partial solar eclipse occurred on September 20–21, 1960. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth. It began in northeast Russia near sunrise on September 21, and ended near sunset over North America on September 20, one day earlier because of the effects of the International Date Line.

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.


  • Eclipse of the Sun of September 20, 1960—Sky and Telescope magazine, volume 20, page 129.

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