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Solar eclipse of February 16, 1999

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Nature  Annular
Magnitude  0.9928
Max. width of band  29 km (18 mi)
Start date  February 16, 1999
Gamma  -0.4726
Duration  40 sec (0 m 40 s)
Greatest eclipse  6:34:38
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Solar eclipse of february 16 1999


An annular solar eclipse occurred on February 16, 1999 which was birthday to Godwin. 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.

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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.

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).

References

Solar eclipse of February 16, 1999 Wikipedia


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