Solar eclipse of May 10, 1994

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Solar eclipse of May 10, 1994
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4077
Magnitude 0.9431
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 13s
Coordinates 41.5N 84.1W
Max. width of band 230 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:12:27
References
Saros 128 (57 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9495

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 10, 1994. 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 path of annularity crossed Baja California, Mexico, the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[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 1993–1996
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993
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Partial
123 November 13, 1993
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Partial
128 May 10, 1994
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Annular
133 November 3, 1994
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Total
138 April 29, 1995
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Annular
143
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Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995
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Total
148 April 17, 1996
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Partial
153 October 12, 1996
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Partial

Saros 128[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 128, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 29, 984 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 16, 1417 through June 18, 1471 and hybrid eclipses from June 28, 1489 through July 31, 1543. Then it progresses into annular eclipses from August 11, 1561 through July 25, 2120. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on November 1, 2282. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 45 seconds on June 7, 1453.[1]

Series members 52-62 occur between 1901 and 2100:

52 53 54
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March 17, 1904
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March 28, 1922
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April 7, 1940
55 56 57
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April 19, 1958
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April 29, 1976
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May 10, 1994
58 59 60
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May 20, 2012
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June 1, 2030
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June 11, 2048
61 62
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June 22, 2066
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July 3, 2084

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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