Solar Eclipse Decade Page

Solar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1941 through 1950 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Maps showing the geographic regions of visibility for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links for more on solar eclipses.

Maps of Solar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950

The maps below offer a concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1941 through 1950 . Each map depicts the geographic region of visibility for a single eclipse. For central eclipses, the total or annular path is plotted in either blue (total) or red (annular). Click on an eclipse map to link to the EclipseWise Prime Page with complete details about that eclipse, including a larger version of the map. Visit Key to Solar Eclipse Maps for a detailed explanation of these maps.

Below each of the global eclipse maps is the hot link Google Eclipse Map. Click on this to take you to a web page showing the eclipse path plotted on an interactive Google Map.


Solar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950
Annular Solar Eclipse
1941 Mar 27

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1941 Sep 21

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1942 Mar 16

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1942 Aug 12

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1942 Sep 10

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1943 Feb 04

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1943 Aug 01

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1944 Jan 25

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1944 Jul 20

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1945 Jan 14

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1945 Jul 09

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1946 Jan 03

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1946 May 30

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1946 Jun 29

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1946 Nov 23

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1947 May 20

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1947 Nov 12

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1948 May 09

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1948 Nov 01

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1949 Apr 28

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1949 Oct 21

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1950 Mar 18

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1950 Sep 12

Google Eclipse Map

Table of Solar Eclipses: 1941 through 1950

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1941 through 1950 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Annular, Hybrid or Partial.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Eclipse Magnitude gives the fraction of the Sun's diameter obscured at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). For total and annular eclipses, the Central Duration gives the length of the eclipse as seen from the central line at greatest eclipse (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen. Countries and regions within the path of total or annular eclipses are listed in italics inside [ ] brackets.

The eclipse date (first column) links to the EclipseWise Prime Page for the eclipse. This page features a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.

The Key to Solar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.


Solar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magn. Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1941 Mar 27 20:08:08 Annular 138 0.935 07m41s Antarctica, South America, Central America
[Annular: South Pacific, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil]
1941 Sep 21 04:34:03 Total 143 1.038 03m22s Asia, Indies, Australia, Middle East
[Total: Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazkhstan, China]
1942 Mar 16 23:37:07 Partial 148 0.639 - Antarctica
1942 Aug 12 02:45:12 Partial 115 0.056 - Antarctica
1942 Sep 10 15:39:32 Partial 153 0.523 - Canada, Greenland, w Europe, n Africa
1943 Feb 04 23:38:10 Total 120 1.033 02m39s e Asia, w North America
[Total: Russia, Japan, Alaska, Canada]
1943 Aug 01 04:16:13 Annular 125 0.941 06m59s Madagascar, Antarctica, Indies, Australia
[Annular: s Indian Ocean]
1944 Jan 25 15:26:42 Total 130 1.043 04m09s South America, Central America, w Africa
[Total: Peru, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali, Niger]
1944 Jul 20 05:43:13 Annular 135 0.970 03m42s s Asia, e Africa, Indies, Australia
[Annular: Somalia, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnma, Philippines]
1945 Jan 14 05:01:43 Annular 140 0.997 00m15s Madagascar, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand
[Annular: South Africa, Tasmania]
1945 Jul 09 13:27:45 Total 145 1.018 01m15s North America, n Africa, Europe, w Asia
[Total: U.S., Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia]
1946 Jan 03 12:16:11 Partial 150 0.553 - s South America, Antarctica
1946 May 30 21:00:24 Partial 117 0.887 - South Pacific
1946 Jun 29 03:51:58 Partial 155 0.180 - n Europe, n North America
1946 Nov 23 17:37:12 Partial 122 0.776 - North America, Carribean, n South America
1947 May 20 13:47:47 Total 127 1.056 05m13s South America, Africa
[Total: Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, central Africa]
1947 Nov 12 20:05:37 Annular 132 0.965 03m59s N & South America
[Annular: central Pacific, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia Brazil]
1948 May 09 02:26:04 Annular 137 1.000 00m00s Asia, Indies, nw North America
[Annular: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Japan]
1948 Nov 01 05:59:18 Total 142 1.023 01m56s e Africa, central Indian Ocean
[Total: Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Indian Ocean]
1949 Apr 28 07:48:53 Partial 147 0.609 - n Africa, Europe, w Asia, n North America
1949 Oct 21 21:13:01 Partial 152 0.964 - Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand
1950 Mar 18 15:32:01 Annular 119 0.962 - s Africa, s South America, Antarctica
[Annular: Antarctica]
1950 Sep 12 03:38:47 Total 124 1.018 01m14s ne Asia, nw North America
[Total: Russia]

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of solar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to a global map, an interactive Google map, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Solar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Century Catologs of Solar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.

Century Catalogs of Solar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000

Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths

The World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths features maps showing the paths of all total, annular and hybrid eclipses. Each map in the atlas covers a 20-year period. The atlas spans five millennia from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).

World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths
19th Century 1801-1820 1821-1840 1841-1860 1861-1880 1881-1900
20th Century 1901-1920 1921-1940 1941-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
21st Century 2001-2020 2021-2040 2041-2060 2061-2080 2081-2100
22nd Century 2101-2120 2121-2140 2141-2160 2161-2180 2181-2200

For eclipse maps covering other centuries/decades, see World Atlas of Solar Eclipse Paths.

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site 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.