Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908
|Solar eclipse of December 23, 1908|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||12 sec (0 m 12 s)|
|Max. width of band||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|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.
Solar eclipses 1906-1909
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.
|Solar eclipse series sets from 1906-1909|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|115||July 21, 1906
|120||January 14, 1907|
|125||July 10, 1907
|130||January 3, 1908|
|135||June 28, 1908
|140||December 23, 1908|
|145||June 17, 1909
|150||December 12, 1909|
- 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.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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