Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014

A partial solar eclipse occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014, with a magnitude of 0.81141. 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. Occurring only 5.7 days after apogee (Apogee on October 18, 2014), the Moon's apparent diameter was smaller.

Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
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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

It was the 9th eclipse of the 153rd Saros cycle, which began with a partial eclipse on July 28, 1870 and will conclude with a partial eclipse on August 22, 3114.

ViewingEdit

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.

 
Animated path

GalleryEdit

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2014Edit

Solar eclipses 2011–2014Edit

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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 2011–2014
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
118
 
Partial from Tromsø, Norway
2011 June 01
 
Partial (north)
1.21300 123 2011 November 25
 
Partial (south)
-1.05359
128
 
Middlegate, Nevada
2012 May 20
 
Annular
0.48279 133
 
Cairns, Australia
2012 November 13
 
Total
-0.37189
138
 
Churchills Head, Australia
2013 May 10
 
Annular
-0.26937 143
 
Partial from Libreville, Gabon
2013 November 03
 
Hybrid
0.32715
148
 
Partial from Adelaide, Australia
2014 April 29
 
Annular (non-central)
-0.99996 153
 
Partial from Minneapolis
2014 October 23
 
Partial (north)
1.09078

A total solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, and a partial solar eclipse of September 13, 2015 occur during the next lunar year set.

Metonic seriesEdit

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

22 eclipse events between January 5, 1935 and August 11, 2018
January 4-5 October 23-24 August 10-12 May 30-31 March 18-19
111 113 115 117 119
 
January 5, 1935
 
August 12, 1942
 
May 30, 1946
 
March 18, 1950
121 123 125 127 129
 
January 5, 1954
 
October 23, 1957
 
August 11, 1961
 
May 30, 1965
 
March 18, 1969
131 133 135 137 139
 
January 4, 1973
 
October 23, 1976
 
August 10, 1980
 
May 30, 1984
 
March 18, 1988
141 143 145 147 149
 
January 4, 1992
 
October 24, 1995
 
August 11, 1999
 
May 31, 2003
 
March 19, 2007
151 153 155
 
January 4, 2011
 
October 23, 2014
 
August 11, 2018

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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