Solar eclipse of March 19, 2007

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Solar eclipse of March 19, 2007
Solar Eclipse (3445953058) (cropped).jpg
From Jaipur, India at sunrise
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates61°00′N 55°30′E / 61°N 55.5°E / 61; 55.5
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:32:57
Saros149 (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. The eclipse also was visible in the eastern part of European Russia at sunrise. The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the partial solar eclipse of 19 March 2007.

Eclipse Season[edit]

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: 3 March 2007 Total Lunar Eclipse

Date = 19 March 2007

Eclipse Magnitude = 0.87558

Eclipse Obscuration = 0.85148

Gamma = 1.07277

Greatest Eclipse: 19 Mar 2007 02:31:52.3 UTC (02:32:57.5 TD)

Coordinates of Greatest Eclipse: 61.0° N, 55.5° E (north of Perm Krai, Russia)

Delta T = 1 minute, 5.3 seconds

Sun right ascension = 23 hours, 53 minutes, 4.0 seconds

Sun declination = 0 degrees, 45 minutes, 4.8 seconds south of Celestial Equator

Sun diameter = 1928.0 arcseconds

Moon right ascension = 23 hours, 50 minutes, 57.2 seconds

Moon declination = 0 degrees, 12 minutes, 14.7 seconds north of Celestial Equator

Moon diameter = 2001.4 arcseconds




Related eclipses[edit]

Eclipses of 2007[edit]

Solar eclipses 2004–2007[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a 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]

Saros 149[edit]

Solar saros 149, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on August 21, 1664. It has total eclipses from April 9, 2043, to October 2, 2331. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 28, 2926. The longest total eclipse will be on July 17, 2205, at 4 minutes and 10 seconds.[2]

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.


  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.
  2. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.