Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000

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Solar eclipse of December 25, 2000
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Projected partial eclipse from Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 Solar Eclipse”. 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. It is also the last solar eclipse of the 20th Century.

Christmas[edit]

This is the first Solar Eclipse on Christmas day since the annular solar eclipse of 1954.

Images[edit]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Eclipses of 2000[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2000–2003
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
117 2000 July 01
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Partial (south)
-1.28214 122 2000 December 25
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Partial (north)
1.13669
127
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Totality from Lusaka, Zambia
2001 June 21
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Total
-0.57013 132
Partial solar eclipse December 14 2001 Minneapolis.jpg
Partial from Minneapolis, MN
2001 December 14
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Annular
0.40885
137
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Partial from Los Angeles, CA
2002 June 10
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Annular
0.19933 142
Eclipse 4-12-2002 Woomera.jpg
Totality from Woomera
2002 December 04
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Total
-0.30204
147
Annular 2003-05-31 Culloden.png
Culloden, Scotland
2003 May 31
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Annular
0.99598 152 2003 November 23
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Total
-0.96381

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]

Octon series with 21 events between May 21, 1993 and August 2, 2065
May 20–21 March 8–9 December 25–26 October 13–14 August 1–2
98 100 102 104 106
May 21, 1955 March 9, 1959 December 26, 1962 October 14, 1966 August 2, 1970
108 110 112 114 116
May 21, 1974 March 9, 1978 December 26, 1981 October 14, 1985 August 1, 1989
118 120 122 124 126
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May 21, 1993
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March 9, 1997
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December 25, 2000
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October 14, 2004
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August 1, 2008
128 130 132 134 136
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May 20, 2012
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March 9, 2016
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December 26, 2019
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October 14, 2023
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August 2, 2027
138 140 142 144 146
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May 21, 2031
SE2035Mar09A.png
March 9, 2035
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December 26, 2038
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October 14, 2042
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August 2, 2046
148 150 152 154 156
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May 20, 2050
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March 9, 2054
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December 26, 2057
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October 13, 2061
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August 2, 2065
158 160 162 164 166
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May 20, 2069
March 8, 2073 December 26, 2076 October 13, 2080 August 1, 2084

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. ^ Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions in Freeth, Tony (2014). "Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism". PLOS ONE. 9 (7): e103275. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...9j3275F. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103275. PMC 4116162. PMID 25075747.

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