Narrow path of totality goes right over Bangkok, Thailand-- cuts Vietnam and Laos in half, disappears in wide swath and then reappears over China just in time to bisect North and South Korea close to the 38th Parallel. North Korea invades the South 2 years later on 6-25-1950, sparking the Korean War. Eclipse also divides Vietnam, which was embroiled in war with its colonizer France, and would be officially divided into two nations 6 years later, and be at war, both civil and foreign, until nearly 1980 . Eclipse eventually ends in Pacific after crossing Aleutian Islands of USA--Saros 137 (see 5-30-1984 Washington DC, 6-21-2020 Pandemic Solstice Judgment)
One of many 20th century eclipses that bring associations of the Slave Trade, a Ring of Fire eclipse 332 years after first slaves brought to English colonial Jamestown in August 20 1619. Path begins in Virginia with Total Annularity in Jamestown and colonial Williamsburg, crosses Atlantic to the Slave Coast, including Angola, which had been home to the 20 or so Africans brought on the first ship. The eclipse crosses Africa and ends in the middle of Madagascar almost precisely on capital of Anananarivo. Saros 134 ( 8-21-1933 Jerusalem, 10-14-2023 USA Ring of Fire)
Intersecting the last slave coast eclipse in West Africa, the Total eclipse traverses Africa (Totality in Khartoum), then crosses Arabia ( totality in Jeddah), crosses Iraq near Basra, and then Iran (totality in Shahrud) ends in Russia.
1952 saw upheaval in Iran, leading to the US backed coup of August 1953 that installed the Shah. Saros Cycle 139 ( returns forUSA 4-8-2024 Post-Easter eclipse)
The next total eclipse on earth after the Feb 25th 1952 starts in the USA on June 30, 1954 and ends in Iran, intersecting the first path over the city of Shahrud in the first year after the Shah was re-installed by a US backed coup.
The extraordinary eclipse path starts in Nebraska, goes north ( totality in Saint Paul, bisects Northern Canada, crosses the Atlantic, dives through Scandinavia into the Iron Curtain of the Eastern USSR ( totality in Kiev)...intersects with last total eclipse over city of Shahrud, Iran. Path then goes over Afghanistan, and Pakistan (totality in Quetta) before ending in India(Saros 126--USA cross country 6-8-1918. Spanish judgment 8-12-2026)
The CIA and British backed coup of August 1953 installed Shah Reza Pahlavi over the democratically elected government of Iran. The Coup is nestled between successive total eclipses with intersection over city of Shahrud ( literally "city of the Shah")...A good example of Cosmic Timekeeping with broad paintstrokes mixed with finer details.
A hand-drawn illustration of the eclipse path Tav created by the successive Total solar eclipses over nation of Iran
Christmas Ring of Fire in South Africa..Total annularity in Port Elizabeth ( Saros 131--returns for MLK Metonic 1-15-1991)
11-1-1948 Total Eclipse--Heart of Africa
( Congo) to border of New Zealand
None in 1949
March 18 1950 Ring of Fire Antarctica
9-12-1950 Total Extreme Eastern Siberia into Northern latitudes
3-7-1951 Annular South Island of New Zealand to Central America
8-20-1952 South America--totality in Lima
none in 1953
The longest duration Total solar eclipse ( at 7 minutes 7.74 seconds) since the 11th Century and until the 22nd Century. . Just before Summer Solstice,Total solar eclipse begins over ocean and covers Sri Lanka before giving Bangkok their second eclipse in 7 years, goes over ancient metropolis of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and divides Vietnam 3 weeks after pullout of last French forces. Eclipse goes on to give totality to Manila ( their last total eclipse until 2100. Totailty over Mount Pinatubo almost exactly 36 years before its historic eruption on June 15, 1991...Saros 136, which is a star of our Judgment series--including the upcoming Aug 2nd 2027 Valley of the Kings Eclipse)
With a maximum length of annularity duration of 12 minutes and 9.17 seconds, this is the longest solar eclipse in the millennium, also the longest duration in Saros 141, one of the longest eclipse that's known to have ever happened. in an opposite convex path less than 6 months later, another solar eclipse--this time a ring of fire- takes aim at Southeast Asia. The path begins in North Africa, dives just south of Sri lanka and comes ashore incredibly at Bangkok, giving the city its second solar eclipse in less than 6 months--an event with a less than one in 80,000 chance of occurring. It is also Bangkok's 3rd eclipse in 7 years ( less than one in 2 million chance ) Path continues on over Vietnam, bisecting that country again for the third time in 7 years before finishing over Hong Kong and Taiwan. Saros 141 ( you'll see it again in the great 1-26-2028 Australia Day Spanish judgment)
On the 4-19 Hitler birthday Metonic, yet another Ring of Fire eclipse heads straight for Southeast Asia. You will likely not find anything quite so remarkable as this eclipse swarm. Yes, Bangkok is again in the path of Annularity for the fourth time in 10 years(odds for this happening randomly are about one in 500 million). the path then proceeds once again over Angkor Wat in Cambodia and divides Vietnam for the fourth time in 10 years. Total annularity again in Taipei, Taiwan. Saros 128 ( look for it in the Athens 6-1-2030 Judgment)
Every now and then an eclipse only impacts a single city. On the 466th anniversary to the day after Columbus discovers America a total eclipse travels the entire Pacific Ocean to end over the city of Santiago Chile. Eclipse occurred 5 weeks after Presidential elections ( the first that featured Salvador Allende, who would be overthrown by a CIA backed coup on 9-11-1973) --Saros 133 ( shows up in 11-25-2030 Total S.Africa to Australia)
Total Eclipse begins just west of Boston and gives that city a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1806 ( it won't have another until 2200) just as its most famous modern son is campaigning for the Presidency of the United States. Kennedy gives a speech that night on the campaign trail in Rochester, New York. It is the only major city in America to witness the eclipse. Kennedy would be elected President the following year on Nov. 8th, the day after a transit of Mercury was visible across the Sun's face from the western hemisphere. Something that occurs about 13 times a century ..There are repeated cosmic associations in the 20th century that seem to bring associations of John F. Kennedy--Saros 143 (Kennedy would turn 43 seven months after eclipse)..Last total eclipse in this Saros cycle occurred Oct.24, 1995--over Vietnam and Southeast Asia!)
Total Eclipse heads across the Atlantic before reaching Africa, bringing totality to Senegal and Mali ( both of whose Presidents visited Kennedy in the White House, a first for either of those countries) The shadow crosses the continent and exits through Somalia.
June 8 1956--extreme South Pacific, almost no land
4-29-1957 extreme north latitudes Ring of Fire
10-23-1957 Antarctica --tiny spot of totality
4-8-1959 Ring of Fire Western Australia
No eclipse in 1960
Total solar eclipse divides France, Italy, the Balkans and then bisects the USSR-- the amazing Saros 120
6 years to the day before Apollo 11 astronauts stepped on the moon. 39 days before the famous March on Washington that featured both Martin Luther King and Bob Dylan. 125 days before the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Almost 18 years after the twin atomic bombs were dropped by the US on Japan, Saros Cycle 145 which appeared at the Atom Bomb eclipse 18 years before on 7-9-1945 --Total solar eclipse begins in the island of Hokaiddo, Japan-- bisects the new state of Alaska before cutting across Canada. It touches the USA only in Maine, with totality in Bangor, 97% totality at Bush family haven of Kennebunkport. 125 days later John F. Kennedy would be shot dead in Dallas Texas ( 35 % coverage) Boston saw 95 % coverage. Washington DC had 77% coverage. The beginnings of the USA 1960's, as far as solar eclipse associations go. The first Beatles record to be released in America happened two days later. It was "Please Please Me". The decade culturally will end 7 eclipse years later with the March 7, 1970 USA eclipse.
The Great Saros 145 which appeared at the Atom Bomb eclipse of 7-9-1945, Liverpool 1927 and again for USA Judgment 8-21-2017
Essentially the two year anniversary of the execution of JFK ( due to time zones and Metonic reality) A ring of Fire Eclipse again heads to Southeast Asia from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kasmir into Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam ( their 5th solar eclipse in 17 years!) then out through Indonesia and Asia. By the end of 1965 more than a half million US troops were in Vietnam. In the week before the eclipse 240 US servicemen had benn killed, the most ever up until that time. Saros 132, which reappears in Tsunami Anniversary eclipse December 26, 2019
The last complete eclipse of Saros Cycle 124, which ushered in our Judgment series with the World War One eclipse of 8-21-1914. September 22, 1968--A month after The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia,an Autumn equinox Eclipse bisects the USSR from north to south with only a small part in China. Eclipse occurred one week after USSR performed first orbit of the moon with unmanned craft. The craft was recovered in the Indian ocean the day before eclipse.
177 eclipse years after the 7-20-1963 USA event, the southeastern seaboard experiences coastal totality. Saros 139 returns to America 4-8-2024 with similar path 1,000 miles to the west
Total Eclipse. the southeastern seaboard had mostly cloudy weather though Florida remained fair. 93% totality at Cape Canaveral 230 days after men landed on the moon. Totality at Charleston South Carolina, the greatest Slave Port in North America..95 % totality in Washington D.C., 96% in New York and 97% in Boston. The end of the sixties, eclipse wise. The Beatles announced their break-up a month later. 3 months and a day after Altamont Rolling Stone Concert
8-11-1961 South Atlantic, Antarctica
Feb 4/5 South Pacific, New Guinea,
7-31-1962 South America ring of Fire to Africa
1-25-1963 South america to South Africa
No eclipses in 1964
5-30-1965 Northern New Zealand to Machu Pichu Peru
5-20 1966 Ring of Fire Africa, Greece, Turkey, Kazakstan and China
11-12-1966 South America to Ocean
11-2-1967 Tiny Totality in Antarctic Ocean
3-18-1969 Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean, dodges almost all land
9-11-1969 pacific Ocean to Peru (yet again). Notable for the arrival of the 9-11 Metonic date
9-1-1970 Pacific ocean
As if eclipse meaning needed to take a breather, 7 years of few obviously meaningful solar eclipses, perhaps a cosmic reflection as the new reality of the 1970's takes hold, an era where a new covert worldly system rooted in the exploitation of self-indulgence begins to be installed across the world. 1971 sees only partial eclipses.
July-10-1972 sees one total solar eclipse across the extreme northern latitudes, most notable for inspiring the Carly Simon lyric from "You're So Vain" which said " Then you flew up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun,,,"...On the other end of the world on january 16,and annular eclipse appears for virtually nobody in Antarctica.
6-30-1973 is the only total eclipse. 1-4-73 is a ring of fire. 12-24-73 is also a ring of fire. All three begin in or just west of South America and end in Africa. The June and Christmas Eve eclipses intersect right at the western border of the continent, at Mauritania.
There's Only one complete eclipse in two years. It is a seemingly meaningless Total eclipsewhich touches only a tiny stretch of land at the extreme southwestern corner of Australia on 6-20-1974. all other eclipses in these years are partials.
Mauritania, Africa gets its 3rd eclipse in 3 years. Tripoli Libya sees total annularity 3 weeks after student protests famously erupted on April 7 1976 which led to public executions a year later. , path crosses Mediterranean, bisects Turkey and Southern Soviet Republics, ends in China
interesting path connects city of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania ( "place of peace" ) with Melbourne Australia on October 23 1976
The only major city to experience total annularity in the 4-18-1977 eclipse is Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania-- which was just eclipsed 6 months before--Tanazania adopted their modern constitution a week later on April 25 1977...path near Kilimanjaro
Almost no country affected except Colombia, the only nation on earth named after Columbus, on the 485th anniversary of the discovery of the New World. Totality in Bogota. The eclipse accompanied national civil strife, including a general strike that occurred in September.
we finish up this time frame with partials in 1978. preparing the way for the New World of 1979 to the present...the age of the Technology that thinks and the final judgment of Empire.