Solar eclipse of May 31, 2003

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Solar eclipse of May 31, 2003
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Partial from Oudenaarde, Belgium
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.996
Magnitude 0.9384
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 37s
Coordinates 66.6N 24.5W
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:09:22
References
Saros 147 (22 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9515

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 31, 2003. 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.

Annularity was visible across central Greenland and northern Scotland. Partiality was visible throughout Europe, Asia, and far northwestern Canada.

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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

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 August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018.

August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123
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August 12, 1942
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May 30, 1946
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March 18, 1950
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January 5, 1954
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October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
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August 11, 1961
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May 30, 1965
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March 18, 1969
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January 4, 1973
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October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
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August 10, 1980
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May 30, 1984
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March 18, 1988
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January 4, 1992
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October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
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August 11, 1999
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May 31, 2003
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March 19, 2007
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January 4, 2011
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October 23, 2014
155
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August 11, 2018

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