Solar eclipse of September 22, 2006

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Solar eclipse of September 22, 2006
Helder da Rocha - Partial solar eclipse (by-sa).jpg
Partial from São Paulo, Brazil
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4062
Magnitude 0.9352
Maximum eclipse
Duration 429 sec (7 m 9 s)
Coordinates 20°36′S 9°06′W / 20.6°S 9.1°W / -20.6; -9.1
Max. width of band 261 km (162 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 11:41:16
Saros 144 (16 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9522

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 22, 2006. 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.


Animated path
06Sept SF ring (konvertiert).jpg
Eclipse path (in German)

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2004-2007[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.

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).


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