Solar eclipse of August 31, 1913

A partial solar eclipse occurred on August 31, 1913. 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.

Solar eclipse of August 31, 1913
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma1.4512
Magnitude0.1513
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates61°30′N 26°48′W / 61.5°N 26.8°W / 61.5; -26.8
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:52:12
References
Saros114 (71 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9312

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses of 1913–1917Edit

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 1913–1917
Descending node   Ascending node
114 August 31, 1913
 
Partial
119 February 25, 1914
 
Annular
124 August 21, 1914
 
Total
129 February 14, 1915
 
Annular
134 August 10, 1915
 
Annular
139 February 3, 1916
 
Total
144 July 30, 1916
 
Annular
149 January 23, 1917
 
Partial
154 July 19, 1917
 
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).

ReferencesEdit

  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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