Solar eclipse of March 19, 2007

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Solar eclipse of March 19, 2007
Solar Eclipse (3445137697).jpg
From Jaipur, India at sunrise
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0728
Magnitude 0.8756
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 61°00′N 55°30′E / 61°N 55.5°E / 61; 55.5
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:32:57
Saros 149 (20 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9523

A partial solar eclipse occurred on March 18–19, 2007. 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 partial eclipse was visible from India at sunrise, across Asia, and ending near sunset over northern Alaska.




Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2004-2007[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).