Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923

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Solar eclipse of March 17, 1923
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5438
Magnitude 0.931
Maximum eclipse
Duration 471 sec (7 m 51 s)
Coordinates 33°00′S 2°24′E / 33°S 2.4°E / -33; 2.4
Max. width of band 305 km (190 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:44:58
Saros 138 (26 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9334

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 1923. 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 1921-1924[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.