Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

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Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016
Eclipse 20160901 center.jpg
From L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.333
Magnitude 0.9736
Maximum eclipse
Duration 186 sec (3 m 6 s)
Coordinates 10°42′S 37°48′E / 10.7°S 37.8°E / -10.7; 37.8
Max. width of band 100 km (62 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 9:08:02
Saros 135 (39 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9544

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 1, 2016. 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. In this case, annularity can be observed in Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Reunion.,


SE2016Sep01A.GIF Eclipse 20160901 Composition.jpg
Time lapse images of the eclipse as seen from L'Étang-Salé, Réunion

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses from 2015 to 2018[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.

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).