Solar eclipse of February 14, 1915

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Solar eclipse of February 14, 1915
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2024
Magnitude 0.9789
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 4s
Coordinates 24S 120.7E
Max. width of band 77 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:33:20
References
Saros 129 (46 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9315

An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 14, 1915. 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 1913-1917[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 1913-1917
Descending node   Ascending node
114 August 31, 1913
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Partial
119 February 25, 1914
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Annular
124 August 21, 1914
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Total
129 February 14, 1915
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Annular
134 August 10, 1915
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Annular
139 February 3, 1916
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Total
144 July 30, 1916
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Annular
149 January 23, 1917
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Partial
154 July 19, 1917
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Partial

Saros 129[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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February 14, 1915
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February 24, 1933
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March 7, 1951
49 50 51
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March 18, 1969
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March 29, 1987
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April 8, 2005
52 53 54
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April 20, 2023
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April 30, 2041
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May 11, 2059
55 56
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May 22, 2077
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June 2, 2095

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Series members between 1901 and 2100 are:

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March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)
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February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)
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January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
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December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)
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November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)
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October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)
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September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)
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August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)
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July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
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June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)
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May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)
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April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)
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March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)
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February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)
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January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)
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December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)
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November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)
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October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)
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September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

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