Solar eclipse of December 12, 1909

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 12, 1909. 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 event was visible as a partial solar eclipse across 24-hour daylight Antarctica.

Solar eclipse of December 12, 1909
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.2456
Magnitude0.5424
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates65°S 86°E / 65°S 86°E / -65; 86
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse19:44:48
References
Saros150 (11 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9303

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 1906–1909Edit

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 1906–1909
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 21, 1906
 
Partial
120 January 14, 1907
 
Total
125 July 10, 1907
 
Annular
130 January 3, 1908
 
Total
135 June 28, 1908
 
Annular
140 December 23, 1908
 
Hybrid
145 June 17, 1909
 
Hybrid
150 December 12, 1909
 
Partial

Saros 150Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 150, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 24, 1729. It contains annular eclipses from April 22, 2126 through June 22, 2829. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 29, 2991. The longest duration of annularity will be 9 minutes, 58 seconds on December 19, 2522.

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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