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Solar eclipse of September 9, 1904

Solar eclipse of September 9, 1904
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.1625
Magnitude 1.0709
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 20s
Coordinates 3.7S 134.5W
Max. width of band 234 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:44:21
References
Saros 133 (39 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9291

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 9, 1904. 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.

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1902-1907

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 1902-1907
Descending node   Ascending node
108 April 8, 1902

Partial
118 March 29, 1903

Annular
123 September 21, 1903

Total
128 March 17, 1904

Annular
133 September 9, 1904

Total
138 March 6, 1905

Annular
143 August 30, 1905

Total
148 February 23, 1906

Partial
153 August 20, 1906

Partial

Saros 133

Solar Saros 133, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 72 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on July 13, 1219. It contains annular eclipses from November 20, 1435, through January 13, 1526, with a hybrid eclipse on January 24, 1544. It has total eclipses from February 3, 1562, through June 21, 2373. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on September 5, 2499. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 50 seconds on August 7, 1850.[1] The total eclipses of this saros series are getting shorter and farther south with each iteration.

Series members 30-49 occur between 1742 and 2100
30 31 32
June 3, 1742 June 13, 1760
June 24, 1778
33 34 35
July 4, 1796 July 17, 1814 July 27, 1832
36 37 38
August 7, 1850
August 18, 1868

August 29, 1886
39 40 41

September 9, 1904

September 21, 1922

October 1, 1940
42 43 44

October 12, 1958

October 23, 1976

November 3, 1994
45 46 47

November 13, 2012

November 25, 2030

December 5, 2048
48 49 50

December 17, 2066

December 27, 2084
January 8, 2103

Inex series

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:

September 9, 1904
(Saros 133)

August 21, 1933
(Saros 134)

July 31, 1962
(Saros 135)

July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)

June 21, 2020
(Saros 137)

May 31, 2049
(Saros 138)

May 11, 2078
(Saros 139)

Notes

  1. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros133.html

References

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


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