Solar eclipse of July 9, 1926

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Solar eclipse of July 9, 1926
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.0538
Magnitude 0.968
Maximum eclipse
Duration 231 sec (3 m 51 s)
Coordinates 25°36′N 165°06′W / 25.6°N 165.1°W / 25.6; -165.1
Max. width of band 115 km (71 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:06:02
Saros 135 (34 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9342

An annular solar eclipse occurred on July 9, 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. 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 the islands of Pulo Anna and Merir in South Pacific Mandate in Japan (now in Palau) and Wake Island on July 10, and Midway Atoll on July 9.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1924-1928[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]


  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.