Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

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Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016
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From L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.333
Magnitude0.9736
Maximum eclipse
Duration186 sec (3 m 6 s)
Coordinates10°42′S 37°48′E / 10.7°S 37.8°E / -10.7; 37.8
Max. width of band100 km (62 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse9:08:02
References
Saros135 (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 was observed in Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Reunion.,

Visiblilty[edit]

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Images[edit]

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses from 2015 to 2018[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).

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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