Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 14, 1926. 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 French Equatorial Africa (the part now belonging to Central African Republic), northeastern Belgian Congo (today's DR Congo), southwestern tip of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (the part now belonging to South Sudan), British Uganda (today's Uganda), British Kenya (today's Kenya), southern tip of Italian Somaliland (today's Somalia), British Seychelles (today's Seychelles), Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia), North Borneo (now belonging to Malaysia), and Philippines.

Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926
SE1926Jan14T
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1973
Magnitude 1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration 251 sec (4 m 11 s)
Coordinates 10°06′S 82°18′E / 10.1°S 82.3°E
Max. width of band 147 km (91 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:36:58
References
Saros 130 (47 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9341

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1924-1928

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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1924-1928
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 31, 1924
SE1924Jul31P
Partial
120 January 24, 1925
SE1925Jan24T
Total
125 July 20, 1925
SE1925Jul20A
Annular
130 January 14, 1926
SE1926Jan14T
Total
135 July 9, 1926
SE1926Jul09A
Annular
140 January 3, 1927
SE1927Jan03A
Annular
145 June 29, 1927
SE1927Jun29T
Total
150 December 24, 1927
SE1927Dec24P
Partial
155 June 17, 1928
SE1928Jun17P
Partial

Saros 130

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619.[1]

Series members 43–56 between 1853 and 2100
43 44 45
SE1853Nov30T
November 30, 1853
SE1871Dec12T
December 12, 1871
SE1889Dec22T
December 22, 1889
46 47 48
SE1908Jan03T
January 3, 1908
SE1926Jan14T
January 14, 1926
SE1944Jan25T
January 25, 1944
49 50 51
SE1962Feb05T
February 5, 1962
SE1980Feb16T
February 16, 1980
SE1998Feb26T
February 26, 1998
52 53 54
SE2016Mar09T
March 9, 2016
SE2034Mar20T
March 20, 2034
SE2052Mar30T
March 30, 2052
55 56
SE2070Apr11T
April 11, 2070
SE2088Apr21T
April 21, 2088

Tritos series

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Series members between 1901 and 2100
SE1904Mar17A
March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)
SE1915Feb14A
February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)
SE1926Jan14T
January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
SE1936Dec13A
December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)
SE1947Nov12A
November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)
SE1958Oct12T
October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)
SE1969Sep11A
September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)
SE1980Aug10A
August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)
SE1991Jul11T
July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
SE2002Jun10A
June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)
SE2013May10A
May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)
SE2024Apr08T
April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)
SE2035Mar09A
March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)
SE2046Feb05A
February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)
SE2057Jan05T
January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)
SE2067Dec06H
December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)
SE2078Nov04A
November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)
SE2089Oct04T
October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)
SE2100Sep04T
September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

Notes

  1. ^ "Saros Series catalog of solar eclipses". NASA.

References

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