Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923

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Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5438
Magnitude 0.931
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 51s
Coordinates 33S 2.4E
Max. width of band 305 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:44:58
References
Saros 138 (26 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9334

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 1923. 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 1921-1924[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 1921-1924
Ascending node   Descending node
118 April 8, 1921
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Annular
123 October 1, 1921
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Total
128 March 28, 1922
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Annular
133 September 21, 1922
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Total
138 March 17, 1923
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Annular
143 September 10, 1923
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Total
148 March 5, 1924
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Partial
153 August 30, 1924
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Partial

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