Solar eclipse of September 9, 1904

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Solar eclipse of September 9, 1904
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration380 sec (6 m 20 s)
Coordinates3°42′S 134°30′W / 3.7°S 134.5°W / -3.7; -134.5
Max. width of band234 km (145 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:44:21
Saros133 (39 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9291

A total solar eclipse occurred on September 9, 1904. 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. Totality was visible from German New Guinea (the part now belonging to Marshall Islands) on September 10 and Chile on September 9.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1902-1907[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Saros 133[edit]

Solar Saros 133, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 72 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on July 13, 1219. It contains annular eclipses from November 20, 1435, through January 13, 1526, with a hybrid eclipse on January 24, 1544. It has total eclipses from February 3, 1562, through June 21, 2373. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on September 5, 2499. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 50 seconds on August 7, 1850.[2] The total eclipses of this saros series are getting shorter and farther south with each iteration. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.

Inex series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings. In the 18th century:

• Solar Saros 127: Total Solar Eclipse of 1731 Jan 08

• Solar Saros 128: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1759 Dec 19

• Solar Saros 129: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1788 Nov 27

In the 23rd century:

• Solar Saros 144: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2223 Feb 01

• Solar Saros 145: Total Solar Eclipse of 2252 Jan 12

• Solar Saros 146: Annular Solar Eclipse of 2280 Dec 22


  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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