Solar eclipse of November 3, 1994

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Solar eclipse of November 3, 1994
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3522
Magnitude 1.0535
Maximum eclipse
Duration 263 sec (4 m 23 s)
Coordinates 35°24′S 34°12′W / 35.4°S 34.2°W / -35.4; -34.2
Max. width of band 189 km (117 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:40:06
References
Saros 133 (44 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9496

A total solar eclipse occurred on November 3, 1994. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1993–1996
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993
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Partial
123 November 13, 1993
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Partial
128 May 10, 1994
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Annular
133 November 3, 1994
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Total
138 April 29, 1995
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Annular
143
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Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995
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Total
148 April 17, 1996
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Partial
153 October 12, 1996
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Partial

Saros 133[edit]

Solar Saros 133, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 72 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on July 13, 1219. It contains annular eclipses from November 20, 1435, through January 13, 1526, with a hybrid eclipse on January 24, 1544. It has total eclipses from February 3, 1562, through June 21, 2373. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on September 5, 2499. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 50 seconds on August 7, 1850.[1] The total eclipses of this saros series are getting shorter and farther south with each iteration.

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).

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