Solar eclipse of April 8, 1902

A partial solar eclipse occurred on April 8, 1902. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth. This was the 76th and final event from Solar Saros 108.

Solar eclipse of April 8, 1902
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma1.5024
Magnitude0.0643
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°42′N 142°24′W / 71.7°N 142.4°W / 71.7; -142.4
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse14:05:06
References
Saros108 (76 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000)9286

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 1902–1907Edit

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
 
Partial
113 October 1, 1902
118 March 29, 1903
 
Annular
123 September 21, 1903
 
Total
128 March 17, 1904
 
Annular
133 September 9, 1904
 
Total
138 March 6, 1905
 
Annular
143 August 30, 1905
 
Total
148 February 23, 1906
 
Partial
153 August 20, 1906
 
Partial

Metonic seriesEdit

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).

NotesEdit

  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.

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