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Solar eclipse of February 3, 1916

Solar eclipse of February 3, 1916
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.4987
Magnitude 1.028
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 36s
Coordinates 11.1N 67.7W
Max. width of band 108 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:00:21
References
Saros 139 (24 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9317

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 3, 1916. 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.

It was visible in Venezuela.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipse 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

Saros 139

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[1] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[2]

Series members 24-39 occur between 1901 and 2200:
24 25 26

February 3, 1916

February 14, 1934

February 25, 1952
27 28 29

March 7, 1970

March 18, 1988

March 29, 2006
30 31 32

April 8, 2024

April 20, 2042

April 30, 2060
33 34 35

May 11, 2078

May 22, 2096

June 3, 2114
36 37 38

June 13, 2132

June 25, 2150

July 5, 2168
39

July 16, 2186

Notess

  1. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site
  2. ^ Ten Millennium Catalog of Long Solar Eclipses, -3999 to +6000 (4000 BCE to 6000 CE) Fred Espinak

References

  • Eclipse data, NASA
  • , Journal Earth, Moon, and Planets, Volume 91, Number 3 / November, 2002Optical Response of the Atmosphere During the Caribbean Total Solar Eclipses of 26 February 1998 and of 3 February 1916 at Falcón state, Venezuela
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