Solar eclipse of December 14, 2001

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Solar eclipse of December 14, 2001
Partial solar eclipse December 14 2001 Minneapolis.jpg
Partial eclipse from Minneapolis, MN
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4089
Magnitude 0.9681
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 53s
Coordinates 0.6N 130.7W
Max. width of band 126 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:53:01
References
Saros 132 (45 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9512

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 14, 2001. 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.

It was visible across the Pacific ocean and North America. The central shadow passed just south of Hawaii in early morning and ended over Central America near sunset.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2000-2003[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 February 5, 2000 and July 31, 2000 occur in the previous lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2000–2003
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 July 1, 2000
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Partial (south)
122 December 25, 2000
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Partial (north)
127
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Totality from Zambia
June 21, 2001
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Total
132
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Partial from Minneapolis, MN
December 14, 2001
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Annular
137
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Partial Los Angeles, CA
June 10, 2002
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Annular
142 December 4, 2002
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Total
147
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Partial from Belfort
May 31, 2003
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Annular
152 November 23, 2003
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Total

Saros 132[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 4 minutes, 2 seconds on 1965 Nov 23, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on May 27, 2272.[1]

Series members 40-50 occur between 1901 and 2100:

40 41 42
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October 22, 1911
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November 1, 1929
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November 12, 1947
43 44 45
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November 23, 1965
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December 4, 1983
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December 14, 2001
46 47 48
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December 26, 2019
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January 5, 2038
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January 16, 2056
49 50
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January 27, 2074
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February 7, 2092

Metonic cycle[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).

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