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Solar eclipse of April 29, 1995

Solar eclipse of April 29, 1995
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.3382
Magnitude 0.9497
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 37s
Coordinates 4.8S 79.4W
Max. width of band 196 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:33:20
References
Saros 138 (30 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9497

An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 1995. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Images

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1993-1996

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.
Solar eclipse series sets from 1993–1996
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993

Partial
123 November 13, 1993

Partial
128 May 10, 1994

Annular
133 November 3, 1994

Total
138 April 29, 1995

Annular
143

Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995

Total
148 April 17, 1996

Partial
153 October 12, 1996

Partial

Metonic series

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).

This series has 21 eclipse events between July 11, 1953 and July 11, 2029.

References

External links

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Google interactive map
    • Besselian elements

Photos:

  • A Fleeting Eclipse, annular eclipse from Macara, Ecuador APOD 8/27/1997,
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