Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904

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Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1299
Magnitude 0.9367
Maximum eclipse
Duration 487 sec (8 m 7 s)
Coordinates 5°36′N 94°42′E / 5.6°N 94.7°E / 5.6; 94.7
Max. width of band 237 km (147 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:40:44
Saros 128 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9290

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 1904. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1902-1907[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.

Tritos series[edit]

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.