Solar eclipse of June 1, 2011

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Solar eclipse of June 1, 2011
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.213
Magnitude 0.601
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 67°48′N 46°48′E / 67.8°N 46.8°E / 67.8; 46.8
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 19:25:17
Greatest eclipse 21:17:18
(P4) Partial end 23:06:57
References
Saros 118 (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 was special since it occurred around midnight in Utsjoki, Finland, and Finnmark, Norway, partially obscuring midnight sun.

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Animated path
Midnight sun eclipse 1 june 2011 tromso.jpg
End of the eclipse seen from Tromsø, Norway

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2011–2014[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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