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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.

Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1.png
From Minneapolis, near greatest eclipse
Type of eclipse
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
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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


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


Related eclipsesEdit

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]

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 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).


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


  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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