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Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • Partial Eclipse: south Pacific, Central & South America, Atlantic
  • Annular Eclipse: south Pacific, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil

The map to the right depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.

The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 1995 Apr 29 at 17:33:21 TD (17:32:20 UT1). This is 3.3 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Aries. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 895.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 138 and is number 30 of 70 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.

The solar eclipse of 1995 Apr 29 is a relatively long annular eclipse with a duration at greatest eclipse of 06m37s. It has an eclipse magnitude of 0.9497.

The annular solar eclipse of 1995 Apr 29 is preceded two weeks earlier by a partial lunar eclipse on 1995 Apr 15.

These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.

The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 61.0 seconds for this eclipse.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29 .


Eclipse Data: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Eclipse Magnitude 0.94972
Eclipse Obscuration 0.90197
Gamma-0.33821
Conjunction Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 1995 Apr 29 at 17:33:20.5 TD (17:32:19.5 UT1) 2449837.230781
Ecliptic Conjunction 1995 Apr 29 at 17:37:20.3 TD (17:36:19.2 UT1) 2449837.233556
Equatorial Conjunction 1995 Apr 29 at 17:24:16.3 TD (17:23:15.2 UT1) 2449837.224482
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
1995 Apr 29 at 17:33:20.5 TD (17:32:19.5 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension02h26m11.8s02h26m28.8s
Declination+14°28'33.2"+14°10'36.7"
Semi-Diameter 15'52.8" 14'52.1"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.7" 0°54'33.9"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 2.8°
b 0.4°
c -20.2°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 61.0 s
k (penumbra) 0.2725076
k (umbra) 0.2722810
Saros Series 138 (30/70)

Explanation of Solar Eclipse Data Tables

Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Contacts of Penumbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactP114:34:15.614:33:14.524°40.4'S122°09.9'W
First Internal ContactP217:01:44.817:00:43.860°54.4'S138°12.4'W
Last Internal ContactP318:05:10.618:04:09.637°06.3'S012°57.9'W
Last External ContactP420:32:33.720:31:32.600°22.2'N038°27.3'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Penumbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N115:46:52.515:45:51.500°01.6'S147°06.9'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S116:39:28.716:38:27.771°08.4'S111°13.6'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N219:19:43.119:18:42.125°01.0'N013°24.3'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S218:27:36.218:26:35.249°42.4'S025°02.9'W

Explanation of Penumbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Contacts of Umbral Shadow with Earth
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
First External ContactU115:40:47.115:39:46.131°19.4'S136°34.1'W
First Internal ContactU215:45:26.415:44:25.332°03.7'S137°27.9'W
Last Internal ContactU319:21:20.119:20:19.007°06.5'S022°35.3'W
Last External ContactU419:26:02.719:25:01.606°21.0'S023°34.0'W
Extreme Northern and Southern Path Limits of Umbra
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
North Extreme Path Limit 1N115:42:36.915:41:35.930°36.4'S137°16.8'W
South Extreme Path Limit 1S115:43:38.715:42:37.732°46.2'S136°45.4'W
North Extreme Path Limit 2N219:24:11.119:23:10.105°36.8'S022°54.6'W
South Extreme Path Limit 2S219:23:09.419:22:08.407°50.2'S023°14.1'W

Explanation of Umbral Shadow Contacts and Extremes Tables

Central Line Extremes and Duration: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Extreme Limits of the Central Line
Contact Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude
Extreme Central Line Limit 1C115:43:06.515:42:05.531°41.1'S137°01.1'W
Extreme Central Line Limit 2C219:23:41.519:22:40.506°43.3'S023°04.5'W

Explanation of Central Line Extremes Table

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
TD
Time
UT1
Latitude Longitude Sun
Altitude
Sun
Azimuth
Path Width Central
Duration
Greatest Eclipse17:33:20.517:32:19.504°51.0'S079°39.1'W 70.2° 347.5° 195.5 km06m36.74s
Greatest Duration17:43:41.017:42:40.003°48.4'S077°00.9'W 69.5° 333.4° 197.2 km06m37.80s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Polynomial Besselian Elements
1995 Apr 29 at 18:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d l1 l2 μ
0 0.29701 -0.27902 14.4823 0.56508 0.01883 90.6574
1 0.49877 0.11401 0.0127 0.00006 0.00006 15.0027
2 -0.00000 -0.00007 -0.0000 -0.00001 -0.00001 -0.0000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -
Tan ƒ1 0.0046433
Tan ƒ2 0.0046202

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3 (or x = Σ [xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 18.000

Explanation of Polynomial Besselian Elements

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 1995 Apr 29 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. The predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 61.0 seconds for this eclipse.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this website is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.