Solar eclipse of July 30, 1916

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Solar eclipse of July 30, 1916
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.7709
Magnitude0.9447
Maximum eclipse
Duration384 sec (6 m 24 s)
Coordinates29°00′S 132°24′E / 29°S 132.4°E / -29; 132.4
Max. width of band313 km (194 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:06:10
References
Saros144 (11 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9318

An annular solar eclipse occurred on July 30, 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. Annularity was visible from only one country, Australia.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1913–1917[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]

Saros 144[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 144, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 11, 1736. It contains annular eclipses from July 7, 1880 through August 27, 2565. There are no total eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on May 5, 2980. The longest duration of annularity will be 9 minutes, 52 seconds on December 29, 2168.

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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