The third central eclipse of Saros 145 occurred on 1927 Jun 29. It was the first total eclipse of the family and coincidentally passed through England in addition to Scandinavia and Siberia. On 1945 Jul 09, the path of totality began in Idaho and quickly swept northeast through Montana, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. After crossing Hudson Bay, Greenland and the North Atlantic, the umbra returned to Scandinavia and Siberia. The fifth central eclipse occurred on 1963 Jul 20 and is well known to many eclipse observers. Its path crossed Alaska, central and eastern Canada and Maine. The event drew a great deal of media attention and a beautiful article about the eclipse appeared months later in the pages of National Geographic [November 1963]. In fact, one of the authors (Espenak) has fond memories of watching the partial phases of this eclipse as a boy from his grandmother's home in Long Island.
The most recent eclipse of the series took place on 1981 Jul 31 and its path crossed central Siberia, Sakhalin Island and the Pacific Ocean where it ended north of Hawaii. After 1999, the following member occurs on 2017 Aug 21. This is the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979 Feb 26. The path of totality stretches from Oregon through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas and has a greatest duration of 2m 40s.
During the 21st through 24th centuries, Saros 145 continues to produce total solar eclipses of increasing duration as the path of each event shifts southward. By the time the midpoint of the series is reached (2324 Feb 25), the duration of totality exceeds four minutes. The duration continues to increase into the 25th and 26th centuries. The maximum duration of totality peaks at 7m 12s on 2522 Jun 25. In the remaining six umbral eclipses, the duration rapidly drops but still lasts almost three minutes during the final total eclipse on 2648 September 9.
For the next three and a half centuries, twenty partial eclipses of progressively decreasing magnitude occur. The final event takes place on 3009 Apr 17 from the polar regions of the Southern Hemisphere. A detailed list of eclipses in Saros series 145 appears in Table 37.
In summary, Saros series 145 includes 77 eclipses with the following distribution:
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