Was there a total solar eclipse in 2014?

Was there a total solar eclipse in 2014?

This eclipse’s gamma value was closer to 1 than any other eclipse from 2000 B.C. to 3000 A.D….

Solar eclipse of April 29, 2014
(U1) Total begin 5:47:50
Greatest eclipse 6:04:33
(U4) Total end 6:09:20
(P4) Partial end 8:14:28

What should you wear if your watching a solar eclipse?

It is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays – even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun, or use an alternate indirect method.

When will the series of solar eclipses end?

The 2014 Apr 29 eclipse is actually the first annular eclipse of the series. It will be followed by another annular on 2032 May 09. The series switches to hybrid on 2050 May 20 followed by the first 40 total eclipses on 2068 May 31. After a final 12 partial eclipses, Saros 148 terminates on 2987 Dec 12.

What is the instant of greatest eclipse magnitude for solar eclipses?

[ 4] The instant of greatest eclipse for solar eclipses occurs when the distance between the Moon’s shadow axis and Earth’s geocentre reaches a minimum. [ 5] Eclipse magnitude for solar eclipses is defined as the fraction of the Sun’s diameter occulted by the Moon.

What is the most conspicuous star during a lunar eclipse?

Spica (m = +1.05) is the most conspicuous star lying just 2° west of the eclipsed Moon. This juxtaposition reminds the author of the total lunar eclipse of 1968 Apr 13 when Spica appeared only 1.3° southwest of the Moon at mid-totality. The brilliant blue color of Spica made for a striking contrast with the crimson Moon.

How many total lunar eclipses occur in a 5000 year period?

During the 5000-year period from -1999 to +3000, there are 4378 penumbral eclipses (36.3%), 4207 partial lunar eclipses (34.9%) and 3479 total lunar eclipses (28.8%). Approximately 16.3% (568) of all total eclipses belong to one of the 142 tetrads occurring over this period (Espenak and Meeus, 2009).