Solar eclipse of February 3, 1916

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 3, 1916. 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 in Colombia, Venezuela, and the whole Guadeloupe except Marie-Galante, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.

Solar eclipse of February 3, 1916
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.4987
Magnitude1.028
Maximum eclipse
Duration156 sec (2 m 36 s)
Coordinates11°06′N 67°42′W / 11.1°N 67.7°W
Max. width of band108 km (67 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse16:00:21
References
Saros139 (24 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9317

Related eclipses

Solar eclipse 1913-1917

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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 1913-1917
Descending node   Ascending node
114 August 31, 1913
SE1913Aug31P
Partial
119 February 25, 1914
SE1914Feb25A
Annular
124 August 21, 1914
SE1914Aug21T
Total
129 February 14, 1915
SE1915Feb14A
Annular
134 August 10, 1915
SE1915Aug10A
Annular
139 February 3, 1916
SE1916Feb03T
Total
144 July 30, 1916
SE1916Jul30A
Annular
149 January 23, 1917
SE1917Jan23P
Partial
154 July 19, 1917
SE1917Jul19P
Partial

Saros 139

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[2] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[3]

Series members 24–39 occur between 1901 and 2100
24 25 26
SE1916Feb03T
February 3, 1916
SE1934Feb14T
February 14, 1934
SE1952Feb25T
February 25, 1952
27 28 29
SE1970Mar07T
March 7, 1970
SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
SE2006Mar29T
March 29, 2006
30 31 32
SE2024Apr08T
April 8, 2024
SE2042Apr20T
April 20, 2042
SE2060Apr30T
April 30, 2060
33 34 35
SE2078May11T
May 11, 2078
SE2096May22T
May 22, 2096
SE2114Jun03T
June 3, 2114
36 37 38
SE2132Jun13T
June 13, 2132
SE2150Jun25T
June 25, 2150
SE2168Jul05T
July 5, 2168
39
SE2186Jul16T

July 16, 2186

Notess

  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.
  2. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.
  3. ^ Ten Millennium Catalog of Long Solar Eclipses, -3999 to +6000 (4000 BCE to 6000 CE) Fred Espenak.

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