Solar eclipse of March 29, 1903

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Solar eclipse of March 29, 1903
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma0.8413
Magnitude0.9767
Maximum eclipse
Duration113 sec (1 m 53 s)
Coordinates56°12′N 130°18′E / 56.2°N 130.3°E / 56.2; 130.3
Max. width of band153 km (95 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse1:35:23
References
Saros118 (62 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9288

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 29, 1903. 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 China (now northwestern China, Mongolia and northeastern China), Russia on March 29th (Sunday), and northern Canada on March 28th (Saturday).

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1902-1907[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]

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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