Solar eclipse of May 9, 1910

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Solar eclipse of May 9, 1910
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.9437
Magnitude1.06
Maximum eclipse
Duration255 sec (4 m 15 s)
Coordinates48°12′S 125°12′E / 48.2°S 125.2°E / -48.2; 125.2
Max. width of band594 km (369 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse5:42:13
References
Saros117 (63 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9304

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 9, 1910. 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. Totality was visible from part of Wilkes Land in Antarctica and Tasmania in Australia.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1910–1913[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]


Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

References[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.