Solar eclipse of June 1, 2011

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Solar eclipse of June 1, 2011
Partial solar eclipse Tromsø 2011-05-31 (cropped).jpg
Partial from Tromsø, Norway
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates67°48′N 46°48′E / 67.8°N 46.8°E / 67.8; 46.8
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin19:25:17
Greatest eclipse21:17:18
(P4) Partial end23:06:57
Saros118 (68 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9532

A partial solar eclipse occurred on June 1, 2011. 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 is the second of four partial solar eclipses in 2011, with the others occurring on January 4, 2011, July 1, 2011, and November 25, 2011. The eclipse belonged to Saros 118 and was number 68 of 72 eclipses in the series.

The eclipse was special since it occurred around midnight in Utsjoki, Finland, in Finnmark, Norway, and in Murmansk Oblast, Russia partially obscuring midnight sun.


Animated path


Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2011–2014[edit]

This eclipse is a member of the 2011-2014 solar eclipse 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 1]

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).


  1. ^ The partial solar eclipses of January 4, 2011 and July 1, 2011 occurred in the previous semester series.


  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.

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