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Solar eclipse of September 13, 2015

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.

Solar eclipse of September 13, 2015
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.1004
Magnitude0.7875
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates72°06′S 2°18′W / 72.1°S 2.3°W / -72.1; -2.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse6:55:19
References
Saros125 (54 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9542

ImagesEdit

 
Animated path
 
View from center of sun

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2015Edit

Solar eclipses 2015–2018Edit

This eclipse is a member of a 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.[1]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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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