Solar eclipse of July 31, 2000

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Solar eclipse of July 31, 2000
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.2166
Magnitude 0.6034
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 69°30′N 59°54′W / 69.5°N 59.9°W / 69.5; -59.9
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:14:08
Saros 155 (5 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9508

A partial solar eclipse occurred on July 31, 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 visible from northern Russia, northeastern Scandinavia, northern Greenland, western Canada, northwestern United States.



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).