Solar eclipse of November 23, 2003

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Solar eclipse of November 23, 2003
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Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.9638
Magnitude 1.0379
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 57s
Coordinates 72.7S 88.4E
Max. width of band 495 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:50:22
References
Saros 152 (12 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9516

A total solar eclipse took place on November 23, 2003 with a magnitude of 1.0379. 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.

It was visible from a corridor in the Antarctic region. A partial eclipse was seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including the southern tip of South America and most of Australia.

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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
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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 22 eclipse events between September 12, 1931 and July 1, 2011.

September 11-12 June 30-July 1 April 18-19 February 4-5 November 22-23
114 116 118 120 122
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September 12, 1931
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June 30, 1935
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April 19, 1939
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February 4, 1943
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November 23, 1946
124 126 128 130 132
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September 12, 1950
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June 30, 1954
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April 19, 1958
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February 5, 1962
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November 23, 1965
134 136 138 140 142
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September 11, 1969
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June 30, 1973
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April 18, 1977
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February 4, 1981
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November 22, 1984
144 146 148 150 152
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September 11, 1988
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June 30, 1992
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April 17, 1996
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February 5, 2000
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November 23, 2003
154 156
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September 11, 2007
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July 1, 2011

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