Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997

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Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.0352
Magnitude 0.8988
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71.8S 114.3E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:04:48
References
Saros 125 (53 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9502

A partial solar eclipse occurred on September 2, 1997. 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.

Images[edit]

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1997-2000[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 1997 to 2000
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120
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Chita, Russia
March 9, 1997
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Total
125 September 2, 1997
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Partial
130 February 26, 1998
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Total
135 August 22, 1998
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Annular
140 February 16, 1999
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Annular
145
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Totality France
August 11, 1999
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Total
150 February 5, 2000
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Partial
155 July 31, 2000
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 1, 2000 and December 25, 2000 occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Photos:

  • [1] APOD 9/3/1997, A Partial Eclipse in Southern Skies , partial eclipse from Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia