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Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: North America, Carribean, north South America

The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 1946 Nov 23 at 17:37:12 TD (17:36:45 UT1). This is 2.2 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Scorpius. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 296.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 122 and is number 54 of 70 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.

This is a very deep partial eclipse. It has an eclipse magnitude of 0.7759, while Gamma has a value of 1.1050.

The partial solar eclipse of 1946 Nov 23 is followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on 1946 Dec 08.

These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.

The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 27.8 seconds for this eclipse.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23 .


Eclipse Data: Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 0.77586
Eclipse Obscuration 0.69076
Gamma 1.10500
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 1946 Nov 23 at 17:37:12.3 TD (17:36:44.6 UT1) 2432148.233849
Ecliptic Conjunction 1946 Nov 23 at 17:24:13.7 TD (17:23:46.0 UT1) 2432148.224838
Equatorial Conjunction 1946 Nov 23 at 16:55:38.1 TD (16:55:10.4 UT1) 2432148.204981
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
1946 Nov 23 at 17:37:12.3 TD (17:36:44.6 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension15h54m45.3s15h56m01.8s
Declination-20°19'54.3"-19°22'58.6"
Semi-Diameter 16'12.0" 14'45.7"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.9" 0°54'10.6"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 2.1°
b -1.3°
c 10.3°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 27.8 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 122 (54/70)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP115:24:47.515:24:19.756°15.4'N110°49.5'W
Last External ContactP419:49:56.719:49:29.025°23.4'N040°54.3'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N116:08:43.116:08:15.346°21.2'N132°37.0'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S119:05:57.219:05:29.514°12.5'N025°09.3'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23

Polynomial Besselian Elements
1946 Nov 23 at 18:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.51699 0.99532 -20.3375 0.57307 0.02678 93.3967
1 0.48195 -0.15270 -0.0083 0.00004 0.00004 14.9984
2 0.00001 0.00009 0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 -0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0047370
Tan ƒ2 0.0047134

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3 (or x = Σ [xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 18.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Partial Solar Eclipse of 1946 Nov 23 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. The predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 27.8 seconds for this eclipse.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this website is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.