Solar eclipse of August 12, 1942

A partial solar eclipse occurred on August 12, 1942. 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. This was the 72nd of 72 solar eclipses in Saros 115 and the final eclipse.

Solar eclipse of August 12, 1942
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.5244
Magnitude0.0561
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates70°24′S 99°54′E / 70.4°S 99.9°E / -70.4; 99.9
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:45:12
References
Saros115 (72 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9381

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 1942–1946Edit

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]

Note: The partial solar eclipse on September 10, 1942 occurs in the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1942–1946
Ascending node   Descending node
115 August 12, 1942
 
Partial
120 February 4, 1943
 
Total
125 August 1, 1943
 
Annular
130 January 25, 1944
 
Total
135 July 20, 1944
 
Annular
140 January 14, 1945
 
Annular
145 July 9, 1945
 
Total
150 January 3, 1946
 
Partial
155 June 29, 1946
 
Partial

Metonic seriesEdit

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

22 eclipse events between January 5, 1935 and August 11, 2018
January 4-5 October 23-24 August 10-12 May 30-31 March 18-19
111 113 115 117 119
 
January 5, 1935
 
August 12, 1942
 
May 30, 1946
 
March 18, 1950
121 123 125 127 129
 
January 5, 1954
 
October 23, 1957
 
August 11, 1961
 
May 30, 1965
 
March 18, 1969
131 133 135 137 139
 
January 4, 1973
 
October 23, 1976
 
August 10, 1980
 
May 30, 1984
 
March 18, 1988
141 143 145 147 149
 
January 4, 1992
 
October 24, 1995
 
August 11, 1999
 
May 31, 2003
 
March 19, 2007
151 153 155
 
January 4, 2011
 
October 23, 2014
 
August 11, 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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