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Solar eclipse of January 24, 1925

Solar eclipse of January 24, 1925
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8661
Magnitude 1.0304
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 32s
Coordinates 40.5N 49.6W
Max. width of band 206 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:54:03
References
Saros 120 (56 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9339

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 24, 1925. 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.

Observations

It was seen in New York City. It was reported that those above 96th Street in Manhattan saw a total solar eclipse while those below 96th Street saw a partial eclipse.[1]

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1924-1928

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 1924-1928
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 31, 1924

Partial
120 January 24, 1925

Total
125 July 20, 1925

Annular
130 January 14, 1926

Total
135 July 9, 1926

Annular
140 January 3, 1927

Annular
145 June 29, 1927

Total
150 December 24, 1927

Partial
155 June 17, 1928

Partial

Saros 120

It is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 16 seconds on August 12, 1654.[2]

Series members 55–65 occur between 1901 and 2100:
55 56 57

January 14, 1907

January 24, 1925

February 4, 1943
58 59 60

February 15, 1961

February 26, 1979

March 9, 1997
61 62 63

March 20, 2015

March 30, 2033

April 11, 2051
64 65

April 21, 2069

May 2, 2087

See also

Notes

  1. ^ ECLIPSES IN HISTORY by Ken Poshedly
  2. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros120.html

References

  • http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot1901/SE1925Jan24T.GIF
  • Foto and sketchs of Solar Corona January 24, 1925
  • Total Solar Eclipse of January 24, 1925 in New York
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