Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908

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Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.4985
Magnitude 1.0024
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 12s
Coordinates 53.4S 0.5W
Max. width of band 10 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 11:44:28
References
Saros 140 (23 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9301

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 23, 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. This event is a hybrid, starting and ending as an annular eclipse.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1906-1909[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 1906-1909
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 21, 1906
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Partial
120 January 14, 1907
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Total
125 July 10, 1907
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Annular
130 January 3, 1908
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Total
135 June 28, 1908
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Annular
140 December 23, 1908
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Hybrid
145 June 17, 1909
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Hybrid
150 December 12, 1909
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Partial

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