Solar eclipse of January 3, 1946

A partial solar eclipse occurred on January 3, 1946. 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.

Solar eclipse of January 3, 1946
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.2392
Magnitude0.5529
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates67°06′S 177°36′E / 67.1°S 177.6°E / -67.1; 177.6
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse12:16:11
References
Saros150 (13 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9388

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

Saros 150Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 150, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 24, 1729. It contains annular eclipses from April 22, 2126 through June 22, 2829. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 29, 2991. The longest duration of annularity will be 9 minutes, 58 seconds on December 19, 2522.

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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