Solar eclipse of September 11, 1988

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Solar eclipse of September 11, 1988
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4681
Magnitude 0.9377
Maximum eclipse
Duration 417 sec (6 m 57 s)
Coordinates 20°00′S 94°24′E / 20°S 94.4°E / -20; 94.4
Max. width of band 258 km (160 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:44:29
Saros 144 (15 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9483

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 11, 1988. 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 1986-1989[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.