Solar eclipse of December 26, 2038

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Solar eclipse of December 26, 2038
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.2881
Magnitude 1.0268
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 18s
Coordinates 40.3S 164E
Max. width of band 95 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 1:00:10
References
Saros 142 (24 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9594

A total solar eclipse will occur on December 26, 2038.

Images[edit]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

There are a 7 eclipses in 2038 (the maximum possible), included four penumbral lunar eclipses: January 21, June 17, July 16, and December 11.

Solar eclipses of 2036-2039[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 lunar eclipses on February 27, 2036 and August 21, 2036 occur on the previod lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2036-2039
Descending node   Ascending node
117 July 23, 2036
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Partial
122 January 16, 2037
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Partial
127 July 13, 2037
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Total
132 January 5, 2038
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Annular
137 July 2, 2038
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Annular
142 December 26, 2038
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Total
147 June 21, 2039
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Annular
152 December 15, 2039
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Total

Saros series 142[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 142, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 17, 1624. It contains one hybrid eclipse on July 14, 1768, and total eclipses from July 25, 1786 through October 29, 2543. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on June 5, 2904. The longest duration of totality will be 6 minutes, 34 seconds on May 28, 2291.[1]

Series members 17-27 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
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October 10, 1912
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October 21, 1930
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November 1, 1948
20 21 22
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November 12, 1966
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November 22, 1984
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December 4, 2002
23 24 25
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December 14, 2020
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December 26, 2038
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January 5, 2057
26 27
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January 16, 2075
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January 27, 2093

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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