Solar eclipse of August 12, 2045

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Solar eclipse of August 12, 2045
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2116
Magnitude 1.0774
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 6s
Coordinates 25.9N 78.5W
Max. width of band 256 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:42:39
References
Saros 136 (39 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9608

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 12, 2045. It will be the fourth longest eclipse of the 21st century with a magnitude of 1.0774 occurring just one hour before perigee.[1] It will be visible throughout much of the continental United States, with a path of totality running through northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The total eclipse will be greatest over the Bahamas, before continuing over the Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil.

The path of totality of this eclipse will be seen over many major cities, including Reno, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Nassau, and Santo Domingo.[2] It will also be the second total eclipse visible from Little Rock in about 21 years.[2] Totality will last for at least 6 minutes along the part of the path that starts at Camden, Alabama, crossing Florida and ending near the southernmost Bahama Islands. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes 5.5 seconds at 25°54.594′N 78°32.19′W / 25.909900°N 78.53650°W / 25.909900; -78.53650, which is over the Atlantic Ocean east of Fort Lauderdale and south of Freeport, Bahamas.[2]

The Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 will have a very similar path of totality over the USA, about 250 miles to the northeast, also crossing the USA's Pacific coast and Atlantic coast.[3]

Images[edit]

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Animated path: Small dark circle represents umbra, much larger grey circle represents penumbra.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2044–2047[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 2044-2047
Ascending node   Descending node
121 February 28, 2044
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Annular
126 August 23, 2044
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Total
131 February 16, 2045
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Annular
136 August 12, 2045
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Total
141 February 5, 2046
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Annular
146 August 2, 2046
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Total
151 January 26, 2047
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Partial
156 July 22, 2047
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 23, 2047 and December 16, 2047 occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 136[edit]

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[4]

Series members 29–42 occur between 1865 and 2100:

28 29 30
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April 25, 1865
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May 6, 1883
31 32 33
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May 18, 1901
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May 29, 1919
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Jun 8, 1937
34 35 36
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Jun 20, 1955
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Jun 30, 1973
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Jul 11, 1991
37 38 39
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Jul 22, 2009
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Aug 2, 2027
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Aug 12, 2045
40 41 42
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Aug. 24, 2063
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Sep. 3, 2081
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Sep. 14, 2099

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 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

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