Solar eclipse of May 18, 1901
|Solar eclipse of May 18, 1901|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||389 sec (6 m 29 s)|
|Max. width of band||238 km (148 mi)|
|Saros||136 (31 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9283|
A total solar eclipse occurred on May 18, 1901. 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. The path of totality crossed French Madagascar (the part now belonging to Madagascar), Réunion, British Mauritius (now Mauritius), Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), and British New Guinea (now belonging to Papua New Guinea).
Solar eclipses 1901-1902
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.
|Solar eclipse series sets from 1901-1902|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|136||May 18, 1901
|141||November 11, 1901|
|146||May 7, 1902
|151||October 31, 1902|
Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 7.74 seconds. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.
|Series members 29–43 occur between 1865 and 2117|
Apr 25, 1865
May 6, 1883
May 18, 1901
May 29, 1919
Jun 8, 1937
Jun 20, 1955
Jun 30, 1973
Jul 11, 1991
Jul 22, 2009
Aug 2, 2027
Aug 12, 2045
Aug 24, 2063
Sep 3, 2081
Sep 14, 2099
Sep 26, 2117
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- SEsaros136 at NASA.gov
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Photo of Solar Corona May 18, 1901
- Eclipse of May 18, 1901 (Sumatra). Contact print from the original glass plate negative. Lick Observatory Plate Archive, Mt. Hamilton.
- Total Eclipse of the Sun, May 18, 1901 Reports on the Dutch Expedition to Karang Sago, Sumatra, by Dr. A. A. Nijland, March 1903, Utrecht, Published by the Eclipse Committee of the Royal Academy, Amsterdam
- Russia expedition for solar eclipse of May 18, 1901
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