Solar eclipse of August 12, 2026

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Solar eclipse of August 12, 2026
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.8977
Magnitude 1.0386
Maximum eclipse
Duration 138 sec (2 m 18 s)
Coordinates 65°12′N 25°12′W / 65.2°N 25.2°W / 65.2; -25.2
Max. width of band 294 km (183 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:47:06
References
Saros 126 (48 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9566

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 12, 2026. The total eclipse will pass over the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean and northern Spain. The points of greatest duration and greatest eclipse will be just off the western coast of Iceland. It will be the first total eclipse visible in Iceland since June 30, 1954 and the only one to occur in the 21st century as the next one will be in 2196. The total eclipse will pass over northern Spain from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast as well as the Balearic Islands. Total eclipse will be visible from the cities of Valencia, Zaragosa, Palma and Bilbao but both Madrid and Barcelona will be just outside the path of totality. The last total eclipse in Spain happened on August 30, 1905 and followed a similar path across the country. The next total eclipse visible in Spain will happen less than a year later on 2 August 2027. A partial eclipse will cover more than 90% of the area of the sun in Ireland, Great Britain, Portugal, France, Italy, the Balkans and North Africa and to an lesser extent in most of Europe, North Africa and North America.

Images[edit]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2026-2029[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 2026-2029
Ascending node   Descending node
121 February 17, 2026
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Annular
126 August 12, 2026
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Total
131 February 6, 2027
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Annular
136 August 2, 2027
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Total
141 January 26, 2028
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Annular
146 July 22, 2028
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Total
151 January 14, 2029
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Partial
156 July 11, 2029
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 12, 2029, and December 5, 2029, occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 126[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 126, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 10, 1179. It contains annular eclipses from June 4, 1323 through April 4, 1810 and hybrid eclipses from April 14, 1828 through May 6, 1864. It contains total eclipses from May 17, 1882 through August 23, 2044. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on May 3, 2459. The longest duration of central eclipse (annular or total) was 5 minutes, 46 seconds of annularity on November 22, 1593. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 36 seconds on July 10, 1972.[1]

Series members 39-49 occur between 1901 and 2100:

39 40 41
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June 8, 1918
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June 19, 1936
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June 30, 1954
42 43 44
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July 10, 1972
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July 22, 1990
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August 1, 2008
45 46 47
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August 12, 2026
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August 23, 2044
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September 3, 2062
48 49
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September 13, 2080
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September 25, 2098

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 between June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2087.

May 31 – June 1 March 19–20 January 5–6 October 24–25 August 12–13
118 119 121 123 125
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June 1, 2011
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March 20, 2015
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January 6, 2019
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October 25, 2022
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August 12, 2026
128 129 131 133 135
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June 1, 2030
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March 20, 2034
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January 5, 2038
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October 25, 2041
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August 12, 2045
138 139 141 143 145
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May 31, 2049
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March 20, 2053
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January 5, 2057
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October 24, 2060
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August 12, 2064
148 149 151 153 155
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May 31, 2068
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March 19, 2072
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January 6, 2076
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October 24, 2079
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August 13, 2083
157
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June 1, 2087

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solar_Saros_series_126, accessed October 2010

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