Solar eclipse of February 25, 1914

An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 25, 1914. 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.

Solar eclipse of February 25, 1914
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.9416
Magnitude0.9248
Maximum eclipse
Duration335 sec (5 m 35 s)
Coordinates62°06′S 113°18′W / 62.1°S 113.3°W / -62.1; -113.3
Max. width of band839 km (521 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse0:13:01
References
Saros119 (60 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9313

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

Saros 119Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 119, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 15, 850 AD. It contains total eclipses on August 9, 994 AD and August 20, 1012 with a hybrid eclipse on August 31, 1030. It has annular eclipses from September 10, 1048 through March 18, 1950. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on June 24, 2112. The longest duration of totality was only 32 seconds on August 20, 1012. The longest duration of annularity was 7 minutes, 37 seconds on September 1, 1625. The longest duration of hybridity was only 18 seconds on August 31, 1030.

Tritos seriesEdit

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

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.

ReferencesEdit