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Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: east Africa, central Indian Ocean
  • Total Eclipse: Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Indian Ocean

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 1948 Nov 01 at 05:59:18 TD (05:58:49 UT1). This is 2.4 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Libra. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 320.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 142 and is number 19 of 72 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.

The total solar eclipse of 1948 Nov 01 is preceded two weeks earlier by a penumbral lunar eclipse on 1948 Oct 18.

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 28.6 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 Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01 .


Eclipse Data: Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 1.02312
Eclipse Obscuration 1.04677
Gamma-0.35172
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 1948 Nov 01 at 05:59:17.9 TD (05:58:49.4 UT1) 2432856.749182
Ecliptic Conjunction 1948 Nov 01 at 06:03:01.2 TD (06:02:32.6 UT1) 2432856.751766
Equatorial Conjunction 1948 Nov 01 at 06:16:14.5 TD (06:15:45.9 UT1) 2432856.760948
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
1948 Nov 01 at 05:59:17.9 TD (05:58:49.4 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension14h25m22.0s14h24m46.3s
Declination-14°24'53.4"-14°43'55.8"
Semi-Diameter 16'07.1" 16'14.2"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.9" 0°59'35.3"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 4.2°
b 0.5°
c 17.2°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 28.6 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 142 (19/72)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP103:19:27.103:18:58.510°56.8'N039°00.7'E
First Internal ContactP205:28:35.705:28:07.125°29.2'S003°09.2'W
Last Internal ContactP306:29:35.706:29:07.169°37.4'S147°33.7'W
Last External ContactP408:39:07.008:38:38.436°18.2'S147°09.4'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N104:08:14.504:07:45.934°11.0'N034°00.4'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S105:14:52.605:14:24.038°02.2'S004°16.9'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N207:50:32.007:50:03.413°06.2'S151°49.7'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S206:43:12.106:42:43.575°28.9'S111°27.8'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU104:19:32.404:19:03.803°44.8'N022°06.5'E
First Internal ContactU204:19:59.504:19:30.903°39.8'N021°58.4'E
Last Internal ContactU307:38:28.607:38:00.043°24.3'S165°29.8'E
Last External ContactU407:38:51.107:38:22.543°20.3'S165°22.2'E
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N104:19:39.904:19:11.303°49.4'N022°05.8'E
South Extreme Path Limit 1S104:19:52.104:19:23.503°35.2'N021°59.1'E
North Extreme Path Limit 2N207:38:44.907:38:16.343°16.6'S165°21.9'E
South Extreme Path Limit 2S207:38:34.807:38:06.243°27.9'S165°30.2'E

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C104:19:46.004:19:17.403°42.3'N022°02.5'E
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C207:38:39.807:38:11.343°22.3'S165°26.0'E

Explanation of Central Line Extremes Table

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse05:59:17.905:58:49.433°06.2'S076°06.9'E 69.2° 28.2° 83.8 km01m55.69s
Greatest Duration06:00:10.705:59:42.133°19.8'S076°30.8'E 69.2° 26.7° 83.7 km01m55.69s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Polynomial Besselian Elements
1948 Nov 01 at 06:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 -0.13915 -0.32309 -14.4142 0.54436 -0.00178 274.0911
1 0.51405 -0.23291 -0.0128 0.00011 0.00010 15.0016
2 0.00003 0.00011 0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 -0.0000
3 -0.00001 0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0047121
Tan ƒ2 0.0046886

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 = 6.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Total Solar Eclipse of 1948 Nov 01 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 28.6 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"

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