Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019

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Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4135
Magnitude 0.9701
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 40s
Coordinates 1N 102.3E
Max. width of band 118 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:18:53
References
Saros 132 (46 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9552

An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 26, 2019. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide. The total annular eclipse will be visible in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, southern India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Borneo and Guam.

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2018-2021[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 15, 2018, and August 11, 2018, occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2018–2021
Ascending node   Descending node
117 July 13, 2018
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Partial
122 January 6, 2019
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Partial
127 July 2, 2019
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Total
132 December 26, 2019
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Annular
137 June 21, 2020
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Annular
142 December 14, 2020
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Total
147 June 10, 2021
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Annular
152 December 4, 2021
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Total

Saros 132[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 4 minutes, 2 seconds on 1965 Nov 23, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on May 27, 2272.[1]

Series members 40-50 occur between 1901 and 2100:

40 41 42
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October 22, 1911
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November 1, 1929
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November 12, 1947
43 44 45
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November 23, 1965
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December 4, 1983
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December 14, 2001
46 47 48
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December 26, 2019
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January 5, 2038
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January 16, 2056
49 50
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January 27, 2074
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February 7, 2092

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 May 21, 1993 and May 20, 2069.

May 20-21 March 9 December 25-26 October 13-14 August 1-2
118 120 122 124 126
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May 21, 1993
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March 9, 1997
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December 25, 2000
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October 14, 2004
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August 1, 2008
128 130 132 134 136
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May 20, 2012
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March 9, 2016
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December 26, 2019
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October 14, 2023
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August 2, 2027
138 140 142 144 146
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May 21, 2031
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March 9, 2035
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December 26, 2038
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October 14, 2042
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August 2, 2046
148 150 152 154 156
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May 20, 2050
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March 9, 2054
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December 26, 2057
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October 13, 2061
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August 2, 2065
158
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May 20, 2069

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