Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma1.1367
Magnitude0.7228
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates66°18′N 74°06′W / 66.3°N 74.1°W / 66.3; -74.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse17:35:57
References
Saros122 (57 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9510

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 25, 2000, also known as the “Christmas 2000”. 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.

Christmas[edit]

This is the Partial Solar Eclipse on Christmas day 2000, since the annular solar eclipse of 1954.

Images[edit]

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Animation
2000-12-25-partial solar eclipse Minnesota TLR.jpg
Projected image of partial eclipse
from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2000-2003[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 5, 2000 and July 31, 2000 occur in the previous lunar year 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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ Freeth, Tony. "Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions". plos.org. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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