Solar Eclipse Decade Page

Solar Eclipses: 1951 - 1960

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 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: 1951 - 1960

The maps below offer a concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 . 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: 1951 - 1960
Annular Solar Eclipse
1951 Mar 07

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1951 Sep 01

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1952 Feb 25

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1952 Aug 20

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1953 Feb 14

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1953 Jul 11

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1953 Aug 09

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1954 Jan 05

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1954 Jun 30

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1954 Dec 25

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1955 Jun 20

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1955 Dec 14

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1956 Jun 08

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1956 Dec 02

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1957 Apr 30

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1957 Oct 23

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1958 Apr 19

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1958 Oct 12

Google Eclipse Map
Annular Solar Eclipse
1959 Apr 08

Google Eclipse Map
Total Solar Eclipse
1959 Oct 02

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1960 Mar 27

Google Eclipse Map
Partial Solar Eclipse
1960 Sep 20

Google Eclipse Map

Table of Solar Eclipses: 1951 through 1960

A concise summary of all solar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 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: 1951 - 1960
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Eclipse Magn. Central Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1951 Mar 07 20:53:40 Annular 129 0.990 00m59s New Zealand, Pacific, s North America, nw South America
[Annular: New Zealand, Nicaragua]
1951 Sep 01 12:51:51 Annular 134 0.975 02m36s e North America, Caribbean, n South America, w Europe, Africa
[Annular: e US, W. Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Congo,
Dem. Rep. Congo, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar]
1952 Feb 25 09:11:35 Total 139 1.037 03m09s Europe, Africa, Asia
[Total: Gabon, C. African Rep., Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia]
1952 Aug 20 15:13:35 Annular 144 0.942 06m40s C. America, South America
[Annular: Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay]
1953 Feb 14 00:59:30 Partial 149 0.760 - e Asia, Pacific, Alaska
1953 Jul 11 02:44:14 Partial 116 0.201 - Alaska, n Canada, Greenland
1953 Aug 09 15:55:03 Partial 154 0.373 - s Chile, s Argentina, Antarctica
1954 Jan 05 02:32:01 Annular 121 0.972 01m42s s Pacific, New Zealand, Antarctica
[Annular: Antarctica]
1954 Jun 30 12:32:38 Total 126 1.036 02m35s c & e US, Canada, Caribbean, n Africa, Europe, w Asia
[Total: n US, e Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden,
Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Afghan., Pak., India]
1954 Dec 25 07:36:42 Annular 131 0.932 07m39s s Africa, Indian Ocean, se Asia, Australia
[Annular: Namibia, S. Africa, Indian Ocean, Indonesia]
1955 Jun 20 04:10:42 Total 136 1.078 07m08s e Africa, e Asia, East Indies, n Australia
[Total: Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines]
1955 Dec 14 07:02:25 Annular 141 0.918 12m09s c & e Africa, Mid East, Asia, East Indies
[Annular: Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Myanmar, Thailand,
Laos, Vietnam, se China]
1956 Jun 08 21:20:39 Total 146 1.058 04m45s New Zealand, Pacific
[Total: s Pacific]
1956 Dec 02 08:00:35 Partial 151 0.805 - Europe, n Africa, Mid East, c Asia
1957 Apr 30 00:05:28 Annular 118 0.980 - e Asia, nw North America
[Annular: n Russia]
1957 Oct 23 04:54:02 Total 123 1.001 - s Africa, Antarctica
[Total: near Antarctica]
1958 Apr 19 03:27:17 Annular 128 0.941 07m07s Asia, East Indies, Pacific
[Annular: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan]
1958 Oct 12 20:55:28 Total 133 1.061 05m11s Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, sw South America
[Total: Pacific, Chile, Argentina]
1959 Apr 08 03:24:08 Annular 138 0.940 07m26s East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific
[Annular: Australia]
1959 Oct 02 12:27:00 Total 143 1.033 03m02s e North America, Europe, Africa, w Asia
[Total: ne US, W. Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger,
Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia]
1960 Mar 27 07:25:07 Partial 148 0.706 - Antarctica, s Indian, Australia
1960 Sep 20 22:59:56 Partial 153 0.614 - ne Asia, North America

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.