Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926

A total solar eclipse occurred on January 14, 1926. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide. Totality was visible from French Equatorial Africa (the part now belonging to Central African Republic), northeastern Belgian Congo (today's DR Congo), southwestern tip of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (the part now belonging to South Sudan), British Uganda (today's Uganda), British Kenya (today's Kenya), southern tip of Italian Somaliland (today's Somalia), British Seychelles (today's Seychelles), Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia), North Borneo (now belonging to Malaysia), and Philippines.

Solar eclipse of January 14, 1926
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.1973
Magnitude1.043
Maximum eclipse
Duration251 sec (4 m 11 s)
Coordinates10°06′S 82°18′E / 10.1°S 82.3°E / -10.1; 82.3
Max. width of band147 km (91 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse6:36:58
References
Saros130 (47 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9341

Related eclipsesEdit

Solar eclipses 1924–1928Edit

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 1924–1928
Ascending node   Descending node
115 July 31, 1924
 
Partial
120 January 24, 1925
 
Total
125 July 20, 1925
 
Annular
130 January 14, 1926
 
Total
135 July 9, 1926
 
Annular
140 January 3, 1927
 
Annular
145 June 29, 1927
 
Total
150 December 24, 1927
 
Partial
155 June 17, 1928
 
Partial

Saros 130Edit

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. There are no annular eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.[2]

Series members 43–56 between 1853 and 2300
43 44 45
 
November 30, 1853
 
December 12, 1871
 
December 22, 1889
46 47 48
 
January 3, 1908
 
January 14, 1926
 
January 25, 1944
49 50 51
 
February 5, 1962
 
February 16, 1980
 
February 26, 1998
52 53 54
 
March 9, 2016
 
March 20, 2034
 
March 30, 2052
55 56 57
 
April 11, 2070
 
April 21, 2088
 
May 3, 2106
58 59 60
 
May 14, 2124
 
May 25, 2142
 
June 4, 2160
61 62 63
 
June 16, 2178
 
June 26, 2196
 
July 8, 2214
64 65 66
 
July 18, 2232
 
July 30, 2250
 
August 9, 2268
67
 
August 20, 2286

Inex seriesEdit

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:
 
January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
 
December 25, 1954
(Saros 131)
 
December 4, 1983
(Saros 132)
 
November 13, 2012
(Saros 133)
 
October 25, 2041
(Saros 134)
 
October 4, 2070
(Saros 135)
 
September 14, 2099
(Saros 136)

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.

Series members between 1801 and 2100
 
December 21, 1805
(Saros 119)
 
November 19, 1816
(Saros 120)
 
October 20, 1827
(Saros 121)
 
September 18, 1838
(Saros 122)
 
August 18, 1849
(Saros 123)
 
July 18, 1860
(Saros 124)
 
June 18, 1871
(Saros 125)
 
May 17, 1882
(Saros 126)
 
April 16, 1893
(Saros 127)
 
March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)
 
February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)
 
January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
 
December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)
 
November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)
 
October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)
 
September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)
 
August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)
 
July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
 
June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)
 
May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)
 
April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)
 
March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)
 
February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)
 
January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)
 
December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)
 
November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)
 
October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)
 
September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

In the 22nd century:

  • Solar saros 147: annular solar eclipse of August 4, 2111
  • Solar saros 148: total solar eclipse of July 4, 2122
  • Solar saros 149: total solar eclipse of June 3, 2133
  • Solar saros 150: annular solar eclipse of May 3, 2144
  • Solar saros 151: annular solar eclipse of April 2, 2155
  • Solar saros 152: total solar eclipse of March 2, 2166
  • Solar saros 153: annular solar eclipse of January 29, 2177
  • Solar saros 154: annular solar eclipse of December 29, 2187
  • Solar saros 155: total solar eclipse of November 28, 2198

In the 23rd century:

  • Solar saros 156: annular solar eclipse of October 29, 2209
  • Solar saros 157: annular solar eclipse of September 27, 2220
  • Solar saros 158: total solar eclipse of August 28, 2231
  • Solar saros 159: partial solar eclipse of July 28, 2242
  • Solar saros 160: partial solar eclipse of June 26, 2253
  • Solar saros 161: partial solar eclipse of May 26, 2264
  • Solar saros 162: partial solar eclipse of April 26, 2275
  • Solar saros 163: partial solar eclipse of March 25, 2286
  • Solar saros 164: partial solar eclipse of February 22, 2297

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.
  2. ^ "Saros Series catalog of solar eclipses". NASA.

ReferencesEdit