Solar eclipse of February 5, 2000

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Solar eclipse of February 5, 2000
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2233
Magnitude 0.5795
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 70°12′S 134°06′E / 70.2°S 134.1°E / -70.2; 134.1
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 12:50:27
Saros 150 (16 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9507

A partial solar eclipse occurred on February 5, 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. It was only visible over Antarctica.



Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1997-2000[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.

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).


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