Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904

An annular solar eclipse occurred on March 17, 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. 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.

Solar eclipse of March 17, 1904
SE1904Mar17A
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1299
Magnitude 0.9367
Maximum eclipse
Duration 487 sec (8 m 7 s)
Coordinates 5°36′N 94°42′E / 5.6°N 94.7°E
Max. width of band 237 km (147 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:40:44
References
Saros 128 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9290

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1902-1907

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 1902-1907
Descending node   Ascending node
108 April 8, 1902
SE1902Apr08P
Partial
118 March 29, 1903
SE1903Mar29A
Annular
123 September 21, 1903
SE1903Sep21T
Total
128 March 17, 1904
SE1904Mar17A
Annular
133 September 9, 1904
SE1904Sep09T
Total
138 March 6, 1905
SE1905Mar06A
Annular
143 August 30, 1905
SE1905Aug30T
Total
148 February 23, 1906
SE1906Feb23P
Partial
153 August 20, 1906
SE1906Aug20P
Partial

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. ^ 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.

References

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