Solar eclipse of April 29, 2014

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Solar eclipse of April 29, 2014
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 1.00001
Magnitude 0.9868
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 70.6S 131.3E
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 3:52:38
(U1) Total begin 5:47:50
Greatest eclipse 6:04:33
(U4) Total end 6:09:20
(P4) Partial end 8:14:28
References
Saros 148 (21 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9539

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 2014. 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.

The center of the moon's shadow misses the south Pole of the Earth, but the partial eclipse will be visible from parts of Antarctica and Australia.

Images[edit]

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Animation of path
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Simulated view of annularity from Antarctica

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2011-2014[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on January 4, 2011, and July 1, 2011, occur in the previous semester series.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2011–2014
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 June 1, 2011
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Partial
123 November 25, 2011
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Partial
Annular Eclipse. Taken from Middlegate, Nevada on May 20, 2012.jpg
128
May 20, 2012
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Annular
EclipseDiamoindRing.JPG
133
November 13, 2012
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Total
Annular Solar Eclipse May 10 2013 Northern Territory Australia.JPG
138
May 10, 2013
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Annular
November 3, 2013 Partial Eclipse in Ghana.jpg
143
November 3, 2013
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Hybrid
148 April 29, 2014
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Annular
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1.png
153
October 23, 2014
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Partial

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 between July 11, 1953 and July 11, 2029.

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