Solar eclipse of June 21, 2001

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Solar eclipse of June 21, 2001
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Totality from Lusaka, Zambia by the Williams College eclipse expedition
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.5701
Magnitude 1.0495
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 57s
Coordinates 11.3S 2.7E
Max. width of band 200 km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 9:33:04
(U1) Total begin 10:35:59
Greatest eclipse 12:04:46
(U4) Total end 13:31:37
(P4) Partial end 14:35:25
References
Saros 127 (57 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9511

A total solar eclipse took place on June 21, 2001, with a magnitude of 1.0495. 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.

Visibility[edit]

It was visible from a narrow corridor in the southern Atlantic Ocean and southern Africa. A partial eclipse was seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including eastern South America and most of Africa.

Images[edit]

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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
Partial solar eclipse December 14 2001 Minneapolis.jpg
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 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:

52 53 54
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April 28, 1911
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May 9, 1929
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May 20, 1947
55 56 57
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May 30, 1965
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June 11, 1983
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June 21, 2001
58 59 60
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July 2, 2019
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July 13, 2037
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July 24, 2055
61 62
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August 3, 2073
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August 15, 2091

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 June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058.

June 21 April 8-9 January 26 November 13-14 September 1-2
117 119 121 123 125
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June 21, 1982
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April 9, 1986
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January 26, 1990
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November 13, 1993
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September 2, 1997
127 129 131 133 135
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June 21, 2001
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April 8, 2005
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January 26, 2009
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November 13, 2012
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September 1, 2016
137 139 141 143 145
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June 21, 2020
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April 8, 2024
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January 26, 2028
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November 14, 2031
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September 2, 2035
147 149 151 153 155
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June 21, 2039
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April 9, 2043
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January 26, 2047
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November 14, 2050
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September 2, 2054
157
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June 21, 2058

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