Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997

A partial solar eclipse occurred on Tuesday, 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.

Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997
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Map
Type of eclipse
NaturePartial
Gamma-1.0352
Magnitude0.8988
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates71°48′S 114°18′E / 71.8°S 114.3°E / -71.8; 114.3
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse0:04:48
References
Saros125 (53 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9502

ImagesEdit

 

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 1997Edit

Solar eclipses 1997–2000Edit

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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 1997–2000
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
120
 
Chita, Russia
1997 March 09
 
Total
0.91830 125 1997 September 02
 
Partial (south)
-1.03521
130
 
Total eclipse near Guadeloupe
1998 February 26
 
Total
0.23909 135 1998 August 22
 
Annular
-0.26441
140 1999 February 16
 
Annular
-0.47260 145
 
Totality from France
1999 August 11
 
Total
0.50623
150 2000 February 05
 
Partial (south)
-1.22325 155 2000 July 31
 
Partial (north)
1.21664

Partial solar eclipses on July 1, 2000 and December 25, 2000 occur in the next lunar year eclipse 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.

21 eclipse events between June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058
June 21 April 8–9 January 26 November 13–14 September 1–2
107 109 111 113 115
June 21, 1963 April 9, 1967 January 26, 1971 November 14, 1974 September 2, 1978
117 119 121 123 125
 
June 21, 1982
 
April 9, 1986
 
January 26, 1990
 
November 13, 1993
 
September 2, 1997
127 129 131 133 135
 
June 21, 2001
 
April 8, 2005
 
January 26, 2009
 
November 13, 2012
 
September 1, 2016
137 139 141 143 145
 
June 21, 2020
 
April 8, 2024
 
January 26, 2028
 
November 14, 2031
 
September 2, 2035
147 149 151 153 155
 
June 21, 2039
 
April 9, 2043
 
January 26, 2047
 
November 14, 2050
 
September 2, 2054
157
 
June 21, 2058

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.

External linksEdit

Photos:

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