Monday, 20 June 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Eclipse of the Sun 1955

Eclipse of the Sun June 20 1955

The eclipse of the Sun on June 20th 1955 which was visible over southern India and the Philippines was the longest of the 20th century lasting for 7 minutes and 8 seconds.





The longest a solar eclipse can last is 7 minutes and 32 seconds. The 1955 eclipse was the longest since the 11th century and will not be bettered until the 22nd century.


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