Solar eclipse of December 14, 1917

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Solar eclipse of December 14, 1917
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9157
Magnitude 0.9791
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 17s
Coordinates 88S 124.8E
Max. width of band 189 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:27:20
References
Saros 121 (55 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9323

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 14, 1917. 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[edit]

Solar eclipses 1916-1920[edit]

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 1916-1920
Ascending node   Descending node
111 December 24, 1916
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Partial
116 June 19, 1917
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Partial
121 December 14, 1917
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Annular
126 June 8, 1918
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Total
131 December 3, 1918
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Annular
136 May 29, 1919
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Total
141 November 22, 1919
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Annular
146 May 18, 1920
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Partial
151 November 10, 1920
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Partial

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