Solar eclipse of May 31, 2003

An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 31, 2003. 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. Annularity was visible across central Greenland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Jan Mayen and northern Scotland. Partiality was visible throughout Europe, Asia, and far northwestern Canada.

Animation
Solar eclipse of May 31, 2003
20030531 Oria (30847677046)
Partial from Oria, Italy
SE2003May31A
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.996
Magnitude 0.9384
Maximum eclipse
Duration 217 sec (3 m 37 s)
Coordinates 66°36′N 24°30′W / 66.6°N 24.5°W
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:09:22
References
Saros 147 (22 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9515

Images

Eclipse--31-05-2003-2

From Belfort, France

Sunrise Eclipse 2003 May 31

From Wonneberg, Germany

Solar eclipse Ringerike 2003

From Ringerike, Norway

Garrulus - Eclips boven Chassepierre (by)

From Chassepierre, Belgium

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2000-2003

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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 5, 2000 and July 31, 2000 occur in the previous lunar year set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2000–2003
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 July 1, 2000
SE2000Jul01P
Partial (south)
122 December 25, 2000
SE2000Dec25P
Partial (north)
127
Williams College wl
Totality from Lusaka, Zambia
June 21, 2001
SE2001Jun21T
Total
132
Partial solar eclipse December 14 2001 Minneapolis
Partial from Minneapolis, MN
December 14, 2001
SE2001Dec14A
Annular
137
Gregmote - 20020610 002 (by)
Partial from Los Angeles, CA
June 10, 2002
SE2002Jun10A
Annular
142
Eclipse 4-12-2002 Woomera
Totality from Woomera
December 4, 2002
SE2002Dec04T
Total
147
Eclipse--31-05-2003-3
Partial from Belfort
May 31, 2003
SE2003May31A
Annular
152 November 23, 2003
SE2003Nov23T
Total

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).

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
SE1942Aug12P
August 12, 1942
SE1946May30P
May 30, 1946
SE1950Mar18A
March 18, 1950
SE1954Jan05A
January 5, 1954
SE1957Oct23T
October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
SE1961Aug11A
August 11, 1961
SE1965May30T
May 30, 1965
SE1969Mar18A
March 18, 1969
SE1973Jan04A
January 4, 1973
SE1976Oct23T
October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
SE1980Aug10A
August 10, 1980
SE1984May30A
May 30, 1984
SE1988Mar18T
March 18, 1988
SE1992Jan04A
January 4, 1992
SE1995Oct24T
October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
SE1999Aug11T
August 11, 1999
SE2003May31A
May 31, 2003
SE2007Mar19P
March 19, 2007
SE2011Jan04P
January 4, 2011
SE2014Oct23P
October 23, 2014
155
SE2018Aug11P

August 11, 2018

See also

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