Solar eclipse of April 29, 2014

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Solar eclipse of April 29, 2014
Partial Solar Eclipse April 29th 2014 (13898733668).jpg
Partial from Adelaide, Australia
SE2014Apr29A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -1.00001
Magnitude 0.9868
Maximum eclipse
Duration -
Coordinates 70°36′S 131°18′E / 70.6°S 131.3°E / -70.6; 131.3
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 3:52:38
(U1) Total begin 5:47:50
Greatest eclipse 6:04:33
(U4) Total end 6:09:20
(P4) Partial end 8:14:28
References
Saros 148 (21 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9539

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 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. 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. The center of the Moon's shadow missed the Earth's South Pole, but the partial eclipse was visible from parts of Antarctica and Australia, and an annular eclipse was visible from a small part of Antarctica.

Visibility[edit]

SolarEclipse2014Apr29A.GIF
Animation of eclipse path

Images[edit]

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 1]

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).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The partial eclipses of January 4, 2011 and July 1, 2011 occurred in the previous semester series.

References[edit]