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Partial Solar Eclipse Oct 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse 23 October 2014

Visible from east Russia, Canada, the United States of America, and Mexico.

 

The fourth and final eclipse of 2014 occurs 23 October 2014. It’s a Partial Solar Eclipse visible from east Russia, Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. Being a partial solar eclipse, the deep umbra shadow of the Moon passes tantalisingly above the surface of Earth and completely misses the planet. Meanwhile the penumbral shadow first contact to Earth's surface is near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia at 19:37:33 UT/GMT  From here the penumbra shadow travels east across most of North America and Mexico.

 

 

 

 

World Map of Partial Solar Eclipse 23 October 2014

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To enlarge, please click the diagram of the World Map of the October 2014 solar eclipse.

23 October 2014 – Partial Solar Eclipse – The Last Eclipse of 2014

 

The fourth and final eclipse of 2014 occurs 23 October 2014. It’s a Partial Solar Eclipse visible from east Russia, Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. Being a partial solar eclipse, the deep umbra shadow of the Moon passes tantalisingly above the surface of Earth and misses the completely misses the planet. However the penumbral shadow first contact to Earth's surface is near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia at 19:37:33 UT/GMT  From here the penumbra shadow travels east across most of North America and Mexico.

 

Greatest Partial Eclipse occurs at 21:44:31 UT/GMT  

 

Greatest eclipse occurs at 21:44:31 UT/GMT in Nunavut Territory of Canada, near Prince of Wales Island. The partially eclipsed Sun will be on the horizon with 0.811 magnitude. At this point the axis of the Moon’s shadow passes approximately 419miles/675 km above the surface of Earth. For viewers in the eastern half of the United States and Canada, the eclipse will occur as the Sun sets.  From the far northwest of the North American Continent the beginning of the eclipse occurs as sun is setting; both maximum and end of eclipse occur with the Sun below the horizon. The partial eclipse ends when the penumbra leaves Earth surface at at 23:51:40 UT/GMT.

 

The Partial solar eclipse of 23 October belongs to Saros Series 153

 

Solar eclipses of Saros 153 occur at the Moon’s ascending node and the Moon moves southward with each subsequent eclipse. The series began with a partial eclipse in the northern hemisphere on 28 July 1870, and the series will end with a partial solar eclipse in the southern hemisphere on 22 August 3114.

 

The duration of Saros Series 153 is 1244.08 years.

First Eclipse:  28 July     1870,  11:02:31 TD (Terrestrial Dynamical Time)

Final Eclipse: 22 August 3114, 20:29:10 TD

Duration of Saros 153  =  1244.08 Years

 

 

Solar Eclipse October 2014 - diagrams of the eclipse and percentages of obscurity.

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                    Partial Solar Eclipse, 23 October 2014

         USA, Anchorage, maximum obscuration 54.86%                

         Local Time: Eclipse begins:      11:55

                           Maximum eclipse: 13:11

                                     Eclipse ends:           14:28

            Partial Solar Eclipse;  Local Time; 24 October 2014

    Anadyr, Russian Federation, maximum obscuration 40.17%

                                         Eclipse Begins: 07:41

                                      Maximum Eclipse: 08:44

                                          Eclipse Ends: 09:50

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                             Partial Solar Eclipse, 23 October 2014

                 Houston. Texas, USA, maximum obscuration 22.80%

                                                    Local Time

                                            Eclipse begins: 16:59

                                         Maximum eclipse: 17:58

 

Eclipse ends: The Sun sets before the end of the eclipse; from Houston the eclipse ends when the sun is below the horizon.

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        Partial Solar Eclipse, 23 October 2014

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Maximum obscuration; 71.19%

Local Time

Eclipse begins: 14:29

Maximum eclipse: 15:48

Eclipse ends: 17:02

Sun Altitude 11°

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