Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014

A partial solar eclipse occurred on October 23, 2014. 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.

Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1
From Minneapolis, near greatest eclipse
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Partial
Gamma 1.0908
Magnitude 0.8114
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates 71°12′N 97°12′W / 71.2°N 97.2°W
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 19:37:30
Greatest eclipse 21:45:39
(P4) Partial end 23:51:36
References
Saros 153 (9 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9540

Viewing

The center of the Moon's shadow missed the Earth, passing above the North Pole, but a partial eclipse was visible at sunrise (October 24 local time) in far eastern Russia, and before sunset (October 23) across most of North America.

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Animated path

Visibility

The partial eclipse was visible in most of North America, as well as eastern Siberia.

Gallery

Solar eclipse of October 23 2014 greatest partiality

Simulated greatest partiality from Nunavut, Canada at sunset

Solar eclipse of October 23 2014 start of partial

Minneapolis, 21:34 UTC. The eclipse coincided with giant sunspot region 2192, the largest seen in 24 years.[1]

Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014 (15609084861)

Joshua Tree National Park, 22:14 UTC

Solar Eclipse (15612063501)

Mentor, Ohio, 22:19 UTC

COD Astronomy Club Photographs Recent Solar and Lunar Eclipses 6 (15636092986)

College of DuPage, 22:28 UTC

Solar eclipse of October 23 2014 sunset Minneapolis Ruen4

Minneapolis, 22:35 UTC

Partial Solar Eclipse - October 23, 2014 (15426591868)

Melbourne, Florida, 22:38 UTC

Solar eclipse of October 23, 2014 in Denver

Denver, Colorado, 22:40 UTC

Eclipse IMG 20141023 152621 (15442206557)

Telescopic projection of the eclipse in Cupertino, California

Solar eclipse of October 23 2014 sunset Minneapolis Ruen3

Minneapolis at sunset, 22:54 UTC

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Coralville, Iowa at sunset, 22:56 UTC

Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence (15426702517)

Time lapsed image from Melbourne, Florida

Solar eclipse of October 23 2014 composite Ruen4

Composite image from Minneapolis

Related eclipses

Solar eclipses 2011–2014

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 1]

Solar eclipse series sets from 2011–14
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118
Partial solar eclipse Troms%C3%B8 2011-05-31 (cropped)
Partial from Tromsø, Norway
June 1, 2011
SE2011Jun01P
Partial
123 November 25, 2011
SE2011Nov25P
Partial
128
Annular Eclipse. Taken from Middlegate, Nevada on May 20, 2012
Middlegate, Nevada
May 20, 2012
SE2012May20A
Annular
133
EclipseDiamoindRing
Ellis Beach, Queensland
November 13, 2012
SE2012Nov13T
Total
138
Annular Solar Eclipse May 10 2013 Northern Territory Australia
Churchills Head, Australia
May 10, 2013
SE2013May10A
Annular
143
November 3, 2013 Partial Eclipse in Ghana
Partial from Accra, Ghana
November 3, 2013
SE2013Nov03H
Hybrid
148
Partial Solar Eclipse April 29th 2014 (13898733668) cropped
Partial from Adelaide, AU
April 29, 2014
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Annular
153
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1
Partial from Minneapolis, MN
October 23, 2014
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Partial

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

Notes

  1. ^ The partial eclipses of January 4, 2011 and July 1, 2011 occurred in the previous semester series.

References

  1. ^ "Gentle giant sunspot region 2192".

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