Solar eclipse of August 11, 1961

An annular solar eclipse occurred on August 11, 1961. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Solar eclipse of August 11, 1961
SE1961Aug11A
Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.8859
Magnitude0.9375
Maximum eclipse
Duration395 sec (6 m 35 s)
Coordinates45°48′S 4°00′E / 45.8°S 4°E
Max. width of band499 km (310 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:46:47
References
Saros125 (51 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9423

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1961-1964

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 1961-1964
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120 SE1961Feb15T
February 15, 1961
Total
125 SE1961Aug11A
August 11, 1961
Annular
130 SE1962Feb05T
February 5, 1962
Total
135 SE1962Jul31A
July 31, 1962
Annular
140 SE1963Jan25A
January 25, 1963
Annular
145 SE1963Jul20T
July 20, 1963
Total
150 SE1964Jan14P
January 14, 1964
Partial
155 SE1964Jul09P
July 9, 1964
Partial
Partial solar eclipses of June 10, 1964 and December 4, 1964 belong in the next lunar year set.

Metonic series

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).

21 eclipse events between August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018
August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123
SE1942Aug12P
August 12, 1942
SE1946May30P
May 30, 1946
SE1950Mar18A
March 18, 1950
SE1954Jan05A
January 5, 1954
SE1957Oct23T
October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
SE1961Aug11A
August 11, 1961
SE1965May30T
May 30, 1965
SE1969Mar18A
March 18, 1969
SE1973Jan04A
January 4, 1973
SE1976Oct23T
October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
SE1980Aug10A
August 10, 1980
SE1984May30A
May 30, 1984
SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
SE1992Jan04A
January 4, 1992
SE1995Oct24T
October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
SE1999Aug11T
August 11, 1999
SE2003May31A
May 31, 2003
SE2007Mar19P
March 19, 2007
SE2011Jan04P
January 4, 2011
SE2014Oct23P
October 23, 2014
155
SE2018Aug11P

August 11, 2018

Notes

  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.

References

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