Solar eclipse of April 29, 1995

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Solar eclipse of April 29, 1995
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.3382
Magnitude 0.9497
Maximum eclipse
Duration 397 sec (6 m 37 s)
Coordinates 4°48′S 79°24′W / 4.8°S 79.4°W / -4.8; -79.4
Max. width of band 196 km (122 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:33:20
Saros 138 (30 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9497

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 1995. 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.



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.

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).


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