Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011

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Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.0536
Magnitude 0.9047
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 68°36′S 82°24′W / 68.6°S 82.4°W / -68.6; -82.4
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 4:23:14
Greatest eclipse 6:21:24
(P4) Partial end 8:17:16
Saros 123 (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.

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.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

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

Solar eclipses 2011–2014[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 January 4, 2011 and July 1, 2011 occur in the previous semester series.

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).