Solar eclipse of July 31, 2000

A partial solar eclipse occurred on July 31, 2000. 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. It was visible from northern Russia, northeastern Scandinavia, northern Greenland, western Canada, northwestern United States.

Solar eclipse of July 31, 2000
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates69.5°N 59.9°W / 69.5; -59.9
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:14:08
Saros155 (5 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9508


Solar eclipses 1997–2000

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

Saros 155 series

Solar saros 155, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on June 17, 1928. It has total eclipses from September 12, 2072 to August 30, 2649. The series also has 3 hybrid eclipses from September 10, 2667 to October 3, 2703 and 20 annual eclipses from October 13, 2721 to May 8, 3064.

The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 24, 3190. The longest total eclipses will be on October 26, 2144 and on November 7, 2162, at 4 minutes and 5 seconds.[2]

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.


  1. van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.