Solar eclipse of March 6, 1905

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Solar eclipse of March 6, 1905
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.5768
Magnitude 0.9269
Maximum eclipse
Duration 478 sec (7 m 58 s)
Coordinates 39°30′S 117°24′E / 39.5°S 117.4°E / -39.5; 117.4
Max. width of band 334 km (208 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:12:26
Saros 138 (25 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9292

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 6, 1905. 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 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (now an Australian external territory), Australia, New Caledonia, and New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).

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.