Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014

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Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0908
Magnitude 0.8114
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°12′N 97°12′W / 71.2°N 97.2°W / 71.2; -97.2
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 19:37:30
Greatest eclipse 21:45:39
(P4) Partial end 23:51:36
Saros 153 (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.


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 Japan, and before sunset (October 23) across most of North America.

Animated path


The partial eclipse was visible in most of North America.


Related eclipses[edit]

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).


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