Saros 155 (5 of 71)
Start date July 31, 2000
Greatest eclipse 2:14:08
Catalog # (SE5000) 9508
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 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.
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).