Solar eclipse of September 10, 1923

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Solar eclipse of September 10, 1923
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.5149
Magnitude 1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration 217 sec (3 m 37 s)
Coordinates 34°42′N 121°48′W / 34.7°N 121.8°W / 34.7; -121.8
Max. width of band 167 km (104 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:47:29
References
Saros 143 (18 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9335

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 10, 1923. 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 the Pacific Ocean, northwestern and northern Mexico, Yucatan peninsula, Belize. The eclipse was over 90% in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara in the Southern California coast.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1921-1924[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1921-1924
Descending node   Ascending node
118 April 8, 1921
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Annular
123 October 1, 1921
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Total
128 March 28, 1922
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Annular
133 September 21, 1922
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Total
138 March 17, 1923
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Annular
143 September 10, 1923
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Total
148 March 5, 1924
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Partial
153 August 30, 1924
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Partial

Solar 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

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