Solar eclipse of June 17, 1909

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Solar eclipse of June 17, 1909
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Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma 0.8957
Magnitude 1.0065
Maximum eclipse
Duration 24 sec (0 m 24 s)
Coordinates 82°54′N 123°36′E / 82.9°N 123.6°E / 82.9; 123.6
Max. width of band 51 km (32 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:18:38
References
Saros 145 (16 of 77)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9302

A hybrid solar eclipse occurred on June 17, 1909. 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. This event was a hybrid, starting and ending as an annular eclipse.

The path of totality crossed central Russia, the Arctic Ocean, northeastern Ellesmere Island in Canada, Greenland, , and annularity crossed southern Siberia in Russia (now in northeastern Kazakhstan and southern Russia) and southern Greenland.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1906-1909[edit]

Each member 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.

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