Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016

An annular solar eclipse occurred on September 1, 2016. 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. In this case, annularity was observed in Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Reunion.

Solar eclipse of September 1, 2016
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From L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.333
Magnitude0.9736
Maximum eclipse
Duration186 sec (3 m 6 s)
Coordinates10°42′S 37°48′E / 10.7°S 37.8°E / -10.7; 37.8
Max. width of band100 km (62 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse9:08:02
References
Saros135 (39 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9544

VisibilityEdit

 

Animated Path

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Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2016Edit

Solar eclipses ascending node 2015-2018Edit

Solar eclipses from 2015 to 2018Edit

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 2015–2018
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
120
 
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
2015 March 20
 
Total
0.94536 125
 
Solar Dynamics Observatory

2015 September 13
 
Partial (south)
-1.10039
130
 
Balikpapan, Indonesia
2016 March 9
 
Total
0.26092 135
 
L'Étang-Salé, Réunion
2016 September 1
 
Annular
-0.33301
140
 
Partial from Buenos Aires
2017 February 26
 
Annular
-0.45780 145
 
Casper, Wyoming
2017 August 21
 
Total
0.43671
150
 
Partial from Olivos, Buenos Aires
2018 February 15
 
Partial (south)
-1.21163 155
 
Partial from Huittinen, Finland
2018 August 11
 
Partial (north)
1.14758
Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur during the next semester series.

Saros 135Edit

It is a part of Saros cycle 135, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on July 5, 1331. It contains annular eclipses from October 21, 1511 through February 24, 2305, hybrid eclipses on March 8, 2323 and March 18, 2341 and total eclipses from March 29, 2359 through May 22, 2449. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 17, 2593. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes, 27 seconds on May 12, 2431.

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

21 eclipse events between June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058
June 21 April 8–9 January 26 November 13–14 September 1–2
107 109 111 113 115
June 21, 1963 April 9, 1967 January 26, 1971 November 14, 1974 September 2, 1978
117 119 121 123 125
 
June 21, 1982
 
April 9, 1986
 
January 26, 1990
 
November 13, 1993
 
September 2, 1997
127 129 131 133 135
 
June 21, 2001
 
April 8, 2005
 
January 26, 2009
 
November 13, 2012
 
September 1, 2016
137 139 141 143 145
 
June 21, 2020
 
April 8, 2024
 
January 26, 2028
 
November 14, 2031
 
September 2, 2035
147 149 151 153 155
 
June 21, 2039
 
April 9, 2043
 
January 26, 2047
 
November 14, 2050
 
September 2, 2054
157
 
June 21, 2058

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