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Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908

 

Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908

Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1934
Magnitude 1.0437
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 14s
Coordinates 11.8S 145.1W
Max. width of band 149 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:45:22
References
Saros 130 (46 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9299

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 3, 1908. 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.

Contents

  • Related eclipses 1
    • Solar eclipses 1906-1909 1.1
    • Saros 130 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1906-1909

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 1906-1909
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 21, 1906

Partial
120 January 14, 1907

Total
125 July 10, 1907

Annular
130 January 3, 1908

Total
135 June 28, 1908

Annular
140 December 23, 1908

Hybrid
145 June 17, 1909

Hybrid
150 December 12, 1909

Partial

Saros 130

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:
46 47 48

January 3, 1908

January 14, 1926

January 25, 1944
49 50 51

February 5, 1962

February 16, 1980

February 26, 1998
52 53 54

March 9, 2016

March 20, 2034

March 30, 2052
55 56

April 11, 2070

April 21, 2088

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros130.html

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements
  • Foto of Solar Corona January 3, 1908
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