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Solar eclipse of October 24, 1995

Solar eclipse of October 24, 1995
Corona during total solar eclipse by Fred Espenak from Dundlod, India
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.3518
Magnitude 1.0213
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 10s
Coordinates 8.4N 113.2E
Max. width of band 78 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:33:30
References
Saros 143 (22 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9498

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 24, 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. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

The path of totality went through the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia.

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

Solar 143

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:
17 18 19

August 30, 1905

September 10, 1923

September 21, 1941
20 21 22

October 2, 1959

October 12, 1977

October 24, 1995
23 24 25

November 3, 2013

November 14, 2031

November 25, 2049
26 27 28

December 6, 2067

December 16, 2085

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. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros143.html

References

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

Photos:

  • Prof. Druckmüller's eclipse photography site
  • Rušin from Nim Ka Thana, India
  • Russian scientist had no successful observation of the eclipse
  • Russian scientist had no successful observation of the eclipse (2)
  • The 1995 Eclipse in India
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