Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014

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Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1.png
From Minneapolis, near greatest eclipse
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma1.0908
Magnitude0.8114
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°12′N 97°12′W / 71.2°N 97.2°W / 71.2; -97.2
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin19:37:30
Greatest eclipse21:45:39
(P4) Partial end23:51:36
References
Saros153 (9 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9540

A partial solar eclipse occurred on October 23, 2014. 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.

Viewing[edit]

The center of the Moon's shadow missed the Earth, passing above the North Pole, but a partial eclipse was visible at sunrise (October 24 local time) in far eastern Russia, and before sunset (October 23) across most of North America.

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Animated path

Visibility[edit]

The partial eclipse was visible in most of North America, as well as eastern Siberia.

Gallery[edit]

Related eclipses[edit]

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.[2][Note 1]

Note: Total Solar Eclipse on March 20, 2015, and a Partial Solar Eclipse of September 13, 2015 occur during the next lunar year set.

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).

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gentle giant sunspot region 2192".
  2. ^ 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.

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