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Solar eclipse of August 21, 1914

 

Solar eclipse of August 21, 1914

Solar eclipse of August 21, 1914
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.7655
Magnitude 1.0328
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 14s
Coordinates 54.5N 27.1E
Max. width of band 170 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:34:27
References
Saros 124 (49 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9314

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 21, 1914. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

The totality of this eclipse was visible from northern Europe and Asia. It was the first of four total solar eclipses that would be seen from Sweden during the next 40 years.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1913-1917

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1913-1917
Descending node   Ascending node
114 August 31, 1913

Partial
119 February 25, 1914

Annular
124 August 21, 1914

Total
129 February 14, 1915

Annular
134 August 10, 1915

Annular
139 February 3, 1916

Total
144 July 30, 1916

Annular
149 January 23, 1917

Partial
154 July 19, 1917

Partial

References

  • Solar eclipse of August 21, 1914 in Russia
  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
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