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Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997

Solar eclipse of September 2, 1997
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma -1.0352
Magnitude 0.8988
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71.8S 114.3E
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 0:04:48
References
Saros 125 (53 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9502

A partial solar eclipse occurred on 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.

Images

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 1997-2000

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 1997 to 2000
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
120

Chita, Russia
March 9, 1997

Total
125 September 2, 1997

Partial
130 February 26, 1998

Total
135 August 22, 1998

Annular
140 February 16, 1999

Annular
145

Totality France
August 11, 1999

Total
150 February 5, 2000

Partial
155 July 31, 2000

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

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 June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058.

June 21 April 8-9 January 26 November 13-14 September 1-2
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

References

External links

  • NASA graphics

Photos:

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


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