Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011
|Solar eclipse of November 25, 2011|
|Type of eclipse|
|(P1) Partial begin||4:23:14|
|(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.
It is proceeded to the total lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011.
Solar eclipses 2011-2014
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).
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