Solar eclipse of December 3, 1918

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Solar eclipse of December 3, 1918
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2387
Magnitude 0.9383
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 6s
Coordinates 36.1S 53.7W
Max. width of band 236 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:22:02
References
Saros 131 (45 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9325

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 3, 1918. 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 of 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

Saros 131[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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December 3, 1918
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December 13, 1936
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December 25, 1954
49 50 51
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January 4, 1973
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January 15, 1991
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January 26, 2009
52 53 54
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February 6, 2027
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February 16, 2045
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February 28, 2063
55 56
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March 10, 2081
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March 21, 2099

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