Solar eclipse of September 13, 2015

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Solar eclipse of September 13, 2015
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.1004
Magnitude 0.7875
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 72°06′S 2°18′W / 72.1°S 2.3°W / -72.1; -2.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:55:19
Saros 125 (54 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9542

A partial solar eclipse occurred on September 13, 2015. 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.


Animated path
Animation from sun solar eclipse of September 13, 2015.gif
View from center of sun

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2015–2018[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.

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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