Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908

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Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1934
Magnitude 1.0437
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 14s
Coordinates 11.8S 145.1W
Max. width of band 149 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 21:45:22
References
Saros 130 (46 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9299

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 3, 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.

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

Saros 130[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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January 3, 1908
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January 14, 1926
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January 25, 1944
49 50 51
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February 5, 1962
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February 16, 1980
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February 26, 1998
52 53 54
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March 9, 2016
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March 20, 2034
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March 30, 2052
55 56
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April 11, 2070
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April 21, 2088

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