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Solar eclipse of January 4, 2011

 

Solar eclipse of January 4, 2011

The solar eclipse of January 4, 2011 was a partial eclipse of the Sun that was visible after sunrise over most of Europe, northwestern and South Asia. It ended at sunset over eastern Asia. It was visible as a minor partial eclipse over northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

Greatest eclipse occurred at 08:51 UTC in northern Sweden where the eclipse in the horizon had a magnitude of 0.858. At that time, the axis of the Moon's shadow passed a mere 510 km above Earth's surface.[1]

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.

This was the first of four partial solar eclipses in 2011, with the others occurring on June 1, 2011, July 1, 2011, and November 25, 2011.

It also proceeds the two total lunar eclipses occurring on June 15, 2011 and December 10, 2011.

Contents

  • Photo gallery 1
  • Related eclipses 2
    • Solar eclipses 2008–2011 2.1
    • Metonic series 2.2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Photo gallery

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2008–2011

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 August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018.

August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123

August 12, 1942

May 30, 1946

March 18, 1950

January 5, 1954

October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133

August 11, 1961

May 30, 1965

March 18, 1969

January 4, 1973

October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143

August 10, 1980

May 30, 1984

March 18, 1988

January 4, 1992

October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153

August 11, 1999

May 31, 2003

March 19, 2007

January 4, 2011

October 23, 2014
155

August 11, 2018

Notes

  1. ^ Eclipses during 2011 NASA

References

  • Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
    • Besselian elements
  • NASA Chart PDF

External links

  • Live web-cast of the Partial Solar Eclipse of 2011 Jan 04 Bareket observatory, Israel
  • Solar eclipse of 2011 January 4. Russia, Moscow. 4 Photos
  • APOD 1/5/2011 [1], 1/6/2011 [2]
  • SpaceWeather.com Solar eclipse gallery On Jan. 4, 2011
  • Solar Eclipse from spain
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