Solar eclipse of August 30, 1905

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Solar eclipse of August 30, 1905
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.5708
Magnitude 1.0477
Maximum eclipse
Duration 226 sec (3 m 46 s)
Coordinates 42°30′N 4°18′W / 42.5°N 4.3°W / 42.5; -4.3
Max. width of band 192 km (119 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:07:26
Saros 143 (17 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9293

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 30, 1905. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. Totality was visible from Canada, Newfoundland Colony (now belonging to Canada), Spain, French Algeria (now Algeria), French Tunisia (now Tunisia), Ottoman Tripolitania (now Libya) include the capital Tripoli, Egypt, Ottoman Empire (the parts now belonging to Saudi Arabia) include Mecca, Emirate of Jabal Shammar (now belonging to Saudi Arabia), Aden Protectorate (now belonging to Yemen), and Muscat and Oman (now Oman).

Scientists came from all over the world to Alcalà de Xivert in Spain to watch the eclipse on August 30, 1905.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 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 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[2]