Solar eclipse of February 16, 1999

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Solar eclipse of February 16, 1999
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4726
Magnitude 0.9928
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 40s
Coordinates 39.8S 93.9E
Max. width of band 29 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:34:38
References
Saros 140 (28 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9505

An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 16, 1999. 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.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1997-2000[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 1997 to 2000
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120
Total solar eclipse of March 9 1997.jpg
Chita, Russia
March 9, 1997
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Total
125 September 2, 1997
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Partial
130 February 26, 1998
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Total
135 August 22, 1998
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Annular
140 February 16, 1999
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Annular
145
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Totality France
August 11, 1999
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Total
150 February 5, 2000
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Partial
155 July 31, 2000
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 1, 2000 and December 25, 2000 occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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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