Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926
|Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||251 sec (4 m 11 s)|
|Max. width of band||147 km (91 mi)|
|Saros||130 (47 of 73)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9341|
A total solar eclipse occurred on January 14, 1926. 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.
Solar eclipses 1924-1928
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|115||July 31, 1924
|120||January 24, 1925
|125||July 20, 1925
|130||January 14, 1926
|135||July 9, 1926
|140||January 3, 1927
|145||June 29, 1927
|150||December 24, 1927
|155||June 17, 1928
It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619.
This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Photo of Solar Corona January 14, 1926
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