Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates66°18′N 74°06′W / 66.3°N 74.1°W / 66.3; -74.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse17:35:57
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.


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


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]


  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". Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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