Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997

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Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.0352
Magnitude 0.8988
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°48′S 114°18′E / 71.8°S 114.3°E / -71.8; 114.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:04:48
Saros 125 (53 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9502

A partial solar eclipse occurred on September 2, 1997. 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.



Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1997-2000[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).


External links[edit]


  • [1] APOD 9/3/1997, A Partial Eclipse in Southern Skies, partial eclipse from Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia