Solar eclipse of September 21, 1903

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Solar eclipse of September 21, 1903
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.8967
Magnitude 1.0316
Maximum eclipse
Duration 132 sec (2 m 12 s)
Coordinates 58°00′S 77°12′E / 58°S 77.2°E / -58; 77.2
Max. width of band 241 km (150 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:39:52
Saros 123 (47 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9289

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 21, 1903. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1902-1907[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.