Solar eclipse of September 11, 1988

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 11, 1988. 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. Annularity was visible in southeastern Somalia (including the capital city Mogadishu), the Indian Ocean and Macquarie Island of Australia.

Solar eclipse of September 11, 1988
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4681
Magnitude 0.9377
Maximum eclipse
Duration 417 sec (6 m 57 s)
Coordinates 20°00′S 94°24′E / 20°S 94.4°E
Max. width of band 258 km (160 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:44:29
Saros 144 (15 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9483

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses of 1986-1989

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 1986-1989
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 SE1986Apr09P
April 9, 1986
124 SE1986Oct03H
October 3, 1986
129 SE1987Mar29H
March 29, 1987
134 SE1987Sep23A
September 23, 1987
139 SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
144 SE1988Sep11A
September 11, 1988
149 SE1989Mar07P
March 7, 1989
154 SE1989Aug31P
August 31, 1989


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