Solar eclipse of July 1, 2000

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Solar eclipse of July 1, 2000
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.2821
Magnitude 0.4768
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 66°54′S 109°30′W / 66.9°S 109.5°W / -66.9; -109.5
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:33:34
Saros 117 (68 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9509

A partial solar eclipse occurred on July 1, 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 eclipse occurred near the south pole, and was visible from the southern tip of South America at sunset.



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]

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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