Solar eclipse of June 10, 2002

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Solar eclipse of June 10, 2002
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Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1993
Magnitude 0.9962
Maximum eclipse
Duration 23 sec (0 m 23 s)
Coordinates 34°30′N 178°36′W / 34.5°N 178.6°W / 34.5; -178.6
Max. width of band 13 km (8.1 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 23:45:22
Saros 137 (35 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9513

An annular solar eclipse occurred on June 10, 2002. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. Annularity was visible in Indonesia, Palau (Kayangel Atoll), Northern Mariana and western tip of Jalisco, Mexico.



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.

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

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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