Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904

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Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1299
Magnitude 0.9367
Maximum eclipse
Duration 8m 7s
Coordinates 5.6N 94.7E
Max. width of band 237 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:40:44
References
Saros 128 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9290

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 1904. 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 1902-1907[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 1902-1907
Descending node   Ascending node
108 April 8, 1902
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Partial
118 March 29, 1903
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Annular
123 September 21, 1903
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Total
128 March 17, 1904
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Annular
133 September 9, 1904
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Total
138 March 6, 1905
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Annular
143 August 30, 1905
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Total
148 February 23, 1906
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Partial
153 August 20, 1906
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Partial

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 synchonization 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)
SE1969Sep11A.png
September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)
SE1980Aug10A.png
August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)
SE1991Jul11T.png
July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
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June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)
SE2013May10A.png
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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