Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908

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Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.4985
Magnitude 1.0024
Maximum eclipse
Duration 12 sec (0 m 12 s)
Coordinates 53°24′S 0°30′W / 53.4°S 0.5°W / -53.4; -0.5
Max. width of band 10 km (6.2 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 11:44:28
Saros 140 (23 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9301

A total solar eclipse occurred on December 23, 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'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. This event is a hybrid, starting and ending as an annular eclipse. Annularity was visible from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil, while totality was visible only from southern Atlantic Ocean with no land.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1906-1909[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]


  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.