Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014

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Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0908
Magnitude 0.8114
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71.2N 97.2W
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 19:37:30
Greatest eclipse 21:45:39
(P4) Partial end 23:51:36
References
Saros 153 (9 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9540

A partial solar eclipse will occur on October 23, 2014. 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 partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

The center of the Moon's shadow will miss the Earth, passing above the North Pole, but a partial eclipse will be visible at sunrise (October 24 local time) in far eastern Russia and Japan, and before sunset (October 23) across most of North America.

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Animation
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Animated path
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Simulated greatest partiality at sunset

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2011-2014[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 January 4, 2011, and July 1, 2011, occur in the previous semester series.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2011–2014
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 June 1, 2011
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Partial
123 November 25, 2011
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Partial
Annular Eclipse. Taken from Middlegate, Nevada on May 20, 2012.jpg
128
May 20, 2012
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Annular
EclipseDiamoindRing.JPG
133
November 13, 2012
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Total
Annular Solar Eclipse May 10 2013 Northern Territory Australia.JPG
138
May 10, 2013
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Annular
November 3, 2013 Partial Eclipse in Ghana.jpg
143
November 3, 2013
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Hybrid
148 April 29, 2014
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Annular
153 October 23, 2014
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Partial

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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Nontechnical information at NASA SSERVI