Solar eclipse of April 19, 2004

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Solar eclipse of April 19, 2004
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.1335
Magnitude 0.7367
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61.6S 44.3E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:35:05
References
Saros 119 (65 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9517

A partial solar eclipse took place on Monday, 19 April 2004. 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.

It was largely visible over the south Atlantic Ocean and north shores of Antarctica, most prominently the Antarctic Peninsula. The eclipse was deep enough to be seen from a large portion of southern Africa, with over 50% totality at Cape Town, South Africa approximately 4:10 PM. However, the eclipse remained visible to cities such as Harare, Maseru, Durban, and Bloemfontein, although to a much lesser extent.

The greatest eclipse of the Sun took place over a nigh inaccessible strip of ocean off the Antarctic coast; the maximum point displayed 73.5% totality, as compared to Cape Town's 51% totality.

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Animated eclipse path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2004-2008[edit]

Each member 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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2004–2007
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
119 2004 April 19
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Partial (south)
124 2004 October 14
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Partial (north)
129 2005 April 8
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Hybrid
134
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Annular from Spain
2005 October 3
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Annular
139
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Totality from Side, Turkey
2006 March 29
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Total
144
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Partial from São Paulo, Brazil
2006 September 22
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Annular
149 2007 March 19
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Partial (north)
154 2007 September 11
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Partial (south)

Metonic series[edit]

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).

This series has 21 eclipse events, progressing from north to south between July 1, 2000 and July 1, 2076.

July 1-2 April 19-20 February 5-7 November 24-25 September 12-13
117 119 121 123 125
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July 1, 2000
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April 19, 2004
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February 7, 2008
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November 25, 2011
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September 13, 2015
127 129 131 133 135
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July 2, 2019
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April 20, 2023
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February 6, 2027
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November 25, 2030
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September 12, 2034
137 139 141 143 145
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July 2, 2038
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April 20, 2042
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February 5, 2046
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November 25, 2049
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September 12, 2053
147 149 151 153 155
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July 1, 2057
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April 20, 2061
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February 5, 2065
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November 24, 2068
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September 12, 2072
157
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July 1, 2076

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