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Solar eclipse of December 14, 2001

Solar eclipse of December 14, 2001
Partial eclipse from Minneapolis, MN
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4089
Magnitude 0.9681
Maximum eclipse
Duration 233 sec (3 m 53 s)
Coordinates
Max. width of band 126 km (78 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:53:01
References
Saros 132 (45 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9512

An annular solar eclipse occurred on December 14, 2001. 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. It was visible across the Pacific ocean and North America. The central shadow passed just south of Hawaii in

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