Solar eclipse of April 20, 2042

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Solar eclipse of April 20, 2042
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2956
Magnitude 1.0614
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 51s
Coordinates 27N 137.3E
Max. width of band 210 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:17:30
References
Saros 139 (31 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9601

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 20, 2042. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

It will be seen significantly in Western Indonesia (particularly in Sumatra), Singapore, Eastern Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines.

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2040-2043[edit]

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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2040-2043
Ascending node   Descending node
119 May 11, 2040
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Partial
124 November 4, 2040
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Annular
129 April 30, 2041
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Total
134 October 25, 2041
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Annular
139 April 20, 2042
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Total
144 October 14, 2042
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Annular
149 April 9, 2043
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Total
154 October 3, 2043
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Annular

Saros 139[edit]

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[1] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[2]

Series members 24-39 occur between 1901 and 2200:

24 25 26
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February 3, 1916
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February 14, 1934
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February 25, 1952
27 28 29
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March 7, 1970
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March 18, 1988
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March 29, 2006
30 31 32
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April 8, 2024
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April 20, 2042
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April 30, 2060
33 34 35
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May 11, 2078
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May 22, 2096
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June 3, 2114
36 37 38
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June 13, 2132
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June 25, 2150
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July 5, 2168
39
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July 16, 2186

Metonic series[edit]

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).

This series has 21 eclipse events, progressing from north to south between July 1, 2000 and July 1, 2076.

July 1-2 April 19-20 February 5-7 November 24-25 September 12-13
117 119 121 123 125
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July 1, 2000
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April 19, 2004
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February 7, 2008
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November 25, 2011
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September 13, 2015
127 129 131 133 135
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July 2, 2019
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April 20, 2023
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February 6, 2027
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November 25, 2030
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September 12, 2034
137 139 141 143 145
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July 2, 2038
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April 20, 2042
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February 5, 2046
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November 25, 2049
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September 12, 2053
147 149 151 153 155
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July 1, 2057
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April 20, 2061
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February 5, 2065
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November 24, 2068
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September 12, 2072
157
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July 1, 2076

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