Solar eclipse of September 11, 1969

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Solar eclipse of September 11, 1969
SE1969Sep11A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.2201
Magnitude 0.969
Maximum eclipse
Duration 191 sec (3 m 11 s)
Coordinates 15°36′N 114°06′W / 15.6°N 114.1°W / 15.6; -114.1
Max. width of band 114 km (71 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:58:59
References
Saros 134 (41 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9441

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 11, 1969. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 1968-1971[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 1968-1971
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1968Mar28P.png
March 28, 1968
Partial
124 SE1968Sep22T.png
September 22, 1968
Total
129 SE1969Mar18A.png
March 18, 1969
Annular
134 SE1969Sep11A.png
September 11, 1969
Annular
139 SE1970Mar07T.png
March 7, 1970
Total
144 SE1970Aug31A.png
August 31, 1970
Annular
149 SE1971Feb25P.png
February 25, 1971
Partial
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August 20, 1971
Partial
A partial solar eclipse of July 22, 1971 occurs in the next lunar year set.

Saros 134[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 134, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 22, 1248. It contains total eclipses from October 9, 1428 through December 24, 1554 and hybrid eclipses from January 3, 1573 through June 27, 1843, and annular eclipses from July 8, 1861 through May 21, 2384. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 6, 2510. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 30 seconds on October 9, 1428.[1]

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

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