Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 1, 2016. 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. In this case, annularity was observed in Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Reunion.,

Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016
Eclipse 20160901 center
From L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.333
Magnitude0.9736
Maximum eclipse
Duration186 sec (3 m 6 s)
Coordinates10°42′S 37°48′E / 10.7°S 37.8°E
Max. width of band100 km (62 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse9:08:02
References
Saros135 (39 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9544

Visiblilty

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Images

Eclipse 20160901 Composition2

Composition images from L'Étang-Salé, Réunion

Partial Solar Eclipse (29096453620)

Partial from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 9:35 UTC

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses from 2015 to 2018

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 2015–18
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120
Total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 by Damien Deltenre (licensed for free use). (32844461616)
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
March 20, 2015
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Total
125 September 13, 2015
SE2015Sep13P
Partial
130
Total Solar Eclipse, 9 March 2016, from Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Balikpapan, Indonesia
March 9, 2016
SE2016Mar09T
Total
135
Eclipse 20160901 center
L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
September 1, 2016
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Annular
140
26-feb-2017 solar ecipse
Partial from Buenos Aires
February 26, 2017
SE2017Feb26A
Annular
145
2017 Total Solar Eclipse (36549747932)
Oregon
August 21, 2017
Solar eclipse global visibility 2017Aug21T
Total
150
Eclipse Solar Parcial - 15.02.2018 - Olivos, GBA (Argentina)
Partial from Olivos, Buenos Aires
February 15, 2018
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Partial
155
2018.08.11 1214Z C8F6 Solar Eclipse (43976490201)
Partial from Huittinen, Finland
August 11, 2018
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur during the next semester series.

Metonic series

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).

21 eclipse events between June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058
June 21 April 8-9 January 26 November 13-14 September 1-2
117 119 121 123 125
SE1982Jun21P
June 21, 1982
SE1986Apr09P
April 9, 1986
SE1990Jan26A
January 26, 1990
SE1993Nov13P
November 13, 1993
SE1997Sep02P
September 2, 1997
127 129 131 133 135
SE2001Jun21T
June 21, 2001
SE2005Apr08H
April 8, 2005
SE2009Jan26A
January 26, 2009
SE2012Nov13T
November 13, 2012
SE2016Sep01A
September 1, 2016
137 139 141 143 145
SE2020Jun21A
June 21, 2020
SE2024Apr08T
April 8, 2024
SE2028Jan26A
January 26, 2028
SE2031Nov14H
November 14, 2031
SE2035Sep02T
September 2, 2035
147 149 151 153 155
SE2039Jun21A
June 21, 2039
SE2043Apr09T
April 9, 2043
SE2047Jan26P
January 26, 2047
SE2050Nov14P
November 14, 2050
SE2054Sep02P
September 2, 2054
157
SE2058Jun21P

June 21, 2058

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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