Solar eclipse of December 24, 1916

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Solar eclipse of December 24, 1916
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.5321
Magnitude0.0114
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates65°42′S 32°06′E / 65.7°S 32.1°E / -65.7; 32.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:46:22
References
Saros111 (78 of 79)
Catalog # (SE5000)9320

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 24, 1916. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth. This minor eclipse was only visible off shore from Antarctica.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1916-1920[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]

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

Notes[edit]

  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.

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