Solar eclipse of February 26, 1998

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Solar eclipse of February 26, 1998
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2391
Magnitude 1.0441
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 9s
Coordinates 4.7N 82.7W
Max. width of band 151 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:29:27
References
Saros 130 (51 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9503

A total solar eclipse occurred on February 26, 1998. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region 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
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120
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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.

Saros 130[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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January 3, 1908
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January 14, 1926
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January 25, 1944
49 50 51
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February 5, 1962
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February 16, 1980
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February 26, 1998
52 53 54
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March 9, 2016
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March 20, 2034
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March 30, 2052
55 56
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April 11, 2070
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April 21, 2088

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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