Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.1367
Magnitude 0.7228
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 66°18′N 74°06′W / 66.3°N 74.1°W / 66.3; -74.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:35:57
Saros 122 (57 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9510

A partial solar eclipse occurred on December 25, 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.


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]

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: Partial solar eclipses on February 5, 2000 and July 31, 2000 occur in the previous lunar year set.

Metonic series[edit]


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