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Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923

Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5438
Magnitude 0.931
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 51s
Coordinates 33S 2.4E
Max. width of band 305 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:44:58
References
Saros 138 (26 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9334

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 1923. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1921-1924

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 1921-1924
Ascending node   Descending node
118 April 8, 1921

Annular
123 October 1, 1921

Total
128 March 28, 1922

Annular
133 September 21, 1922

Total
138 March 17, 1923

Annular
143 September 10, 1923

Total
148 March 5, 1924

Partial
153 August 30, 1924

Partial

Notes

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements


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