Solar eclipse of September 20, 1960

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.

Solar eclipse of September 20, 1960
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma1.2057
Magnitude0.6139
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates72°06′N 74°06′W / 72.1°N 74.1°W / 72.1; -74.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse22:59:56
References
Saros153 (6 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9421

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses of 1957–1960Edit

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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 1957–1960
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118  
1957 April 30
Annular (non-central)
123  
1957 October 23
Total (non-central)
128  
1958 April 19
Annular
133  
1958 October 12
Total
138  
1959 April 8
Annular
143  
1959 October 2
Total
148  
1960 March 27
Partial
153  
1960 September 20
Partial

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

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