Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908
|Solar eclipse of January 3, 1908|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||254 sec (4 m 14 s)|
|Max. width of band||149 km (93 mi)|
|Saros||130 (46 of 73)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9299|
A total solar eclipse occurred on January 3, 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. Totality was visible from Ebon Atoll in German New Guinea (now in Marshall Islands), British Western Pacific Territories (the part now belonging to Kiribati), Line Islands (now in Kiribati), Phoenix Islands (now in Kiribati) on January 4th (Saturday), and Costa Rica on January 3rd (Friday). The green line means eclipse begins or ends at sunrise or sunset. The magenta line means mid eclipse at sunrise or sunset, or northern or southern penumbra limits. The green point means eclipse obscuration of 50%. The blue line means umbral northern and southern limits.
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|
This eclipse 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. There are no annular eclipses in the series. 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. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.
|Series members 43–56 between 1853 and 2100|
November 30, 1853
December 12, 1871
December 22, 1889
January 3, 1908
January 14, 1926
January 25, 1944
February 5, 1962
February 16, 1980
February 26, 1998
March 9, 2016
March 20, 2034
March 30, 2052
April 11, 2070
April 21, 2088
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- 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.
- "Saros Series catalog of solar eclipses". NASA.
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Photo of Solar Corona January 3, 1908
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