Solar eclipse of May 21, 1993

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Solar eclipse of May 21, 1993
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates68°48′N 162°18′E / 68.8°N 162.3°E / 68.8; 162.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse14:20:15
Saros118 (67 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000)9493

A partial solar eclipse occurred on Friday, May 21, 1993. 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.



Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[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]

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is a member of the Octon eclipse series, which includes 21 eclipses occurring in approximately 4 year intervals from May 21, 1993 to August 2, 2065.[2]


  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. ^ Freeth, Tony. "Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions". Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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