Solar eclipse of May 18, 1901

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Solar eclipse of May 18, 1901
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3626
Magnitude 1.068
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 29s
Coordinates 1.7S 98.4E
Max. width of band 238 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:33:48
References
Saros 136 (31 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9283

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 18, 1901. 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.

The path of totality crossed Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua, New Guinea.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1901-1902[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 1901-1902
Descending node   Ascending node
136 May 18, 1901
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Total
141 November 11, 1901
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Annular
146 May 7, 1902
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Partial
151 October 31, 1902
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Partial

Saros 136[edit]

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[1]

Series members 29–42 occur between 1865 and 2100:

28 29 30
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April 25, 1865
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May 6, 1883
31 32 33
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May 18, 1901
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May 29, 1919
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Jun 8, 1937
34 35 36
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Jun 20, 1955
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Jun 30, 1973
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Jul 11, 1991
37 38 39
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Jul 22, 2009
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Aug 2, 2027
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Aug 12, 2045
40 41 42
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Aug. 24, 2063
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Sep. 3, 2081
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Sep. 14, 2099

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