Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011

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Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.0536
Magnitude0.9047
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates68°36′S 82°24′W / 68.6°S 82.4°W / -68.6; -82.4
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin4:23:14
Greatest eclipse6:21:24
(P4) Partial end8:17:16
References
Saros123 (53 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9534

A partial solar eclipse occurred on November 25, 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 was visible across Antarctica in its summer 24-hour day sunlight, and New Zealand near sunset with less than 20% of the Sun obscured. Parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula experienced nearly 90% obscuration of the Sun. The eclipse belonged to Saros 123 and was number 53 of 70 eclipses in the series.

This was the last of four partial solar eclipses in 2011, with the others occurring on January 4, 2011, June 1, 2011, and July 1, 2011.

Images[edit]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

It proceeded the total lunar eclipse which occurred on December 10, 2011.

Solar eclipses 2011–2014[edit]

This eclipse is a member of the 2011-2014 solar eclipse 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][Note 1]

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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The partial solar eclipses of January 4, 2011 and July 1, 2011 occurred in the previous semester series.

References[edit]

  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.