Solar eclipse of March 9, 2016

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Solar eclipse of March 9, 2016
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.2609
Magnitude 1.045
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 9s
Coordinates 10.1N 148.8E
Max. width of band 155 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 1:58:19
References
Saros 130 (52 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9543

A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016. 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 have a magnitude of 1.0450 that will be visible across an area of Pacific Ocean, beginning at Indonesia, and ending at northern Pacific Ocean.[1]

If viewed from east of the international date line, for instance from Hawaii, the eclipse will take place on March 8, (local time). Unfortunately, the Indonesian region is prone to a 60-70% likelihood of cloud cover in March; prospects are slightly better eastward, in the relevant Pacific Islands.[2]

Images[edit]

Solar eclipse animate (2016-Mar-09).GIF

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2015-2018[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 2015–2018
Descending node   Ascending node
120 March 20, 2015
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Total
125 September 13, 2015
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Partial
130 March 9, 2016
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Total
135 September 1, 2016
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Annular
140 February 26, 2017
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Annular
145 August 21, 2017
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Total
150 February 15, 2018
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Partial
155 August 11, 2018
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on July 13, 2018, and January 6, 2019, occur on the next lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 130[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 37 seconds on June 30, 1601.[3]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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January 3, 1908
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January 14, 1926
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January 25, 1944
49 50 51
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February 5, 1962
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February 16, 1980
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February 26, 1998
52 53 54
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March 9, 2016
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March 20, 2034
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March 30, 2052
55 56
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April 11, 2070
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April 21, 2088

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Espenak, Fred. "Google Maps and Solar Eclipse Paths: 2001 - 2020". Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC. NASA. Retrieved 11-04-2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~jander/tot2016/tot2016.htm
  3. ^ http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros130.html

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