Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013

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Solar eclipse of May 10, 2013
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2694
Magnitude 0.9544
Maximum eclipse
Duration 6m 3s
Coordinates 2.2N 175.5E
Max. width of band 173 km
Times (UTC)
(P1) Partial begin 21:25:10
(U1) Total begin 22:30:34
Greatest eclipse 0:26:20
(U4) Total end 2:19:58
(P4) Partial end 3:25:23
References
Saros 138 (31 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9537

An annular solar eclipse took place on May 9 - 10 (UTC), 2013, with a magnitude of 0.9544. 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.

Visibility[edit]

Annularity was visible from a 171 to 225 kilometre-wide track that traversed Australia, eastern Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Gilbert Islands, with the maximum of 6 minutes 3 seconds visible from the Pacific Ocean east of French Polynesia.

Images[edit]

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2011-2014[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 January 4, 2011, and July 1, 2011, occur in the previous semester series.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2011–2014
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 June 1, 2011
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Partial
123 November 25, 2011
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Partial
Annular Eclipse. Taken from Middlegate, Nevada on May 20, 2012.jpg
128
May 20, 2012
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Annular
EclipseDiamoindRing.JPG
133
November 13, 2012
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Total
Annular Solar Eclipse May 10 2013 Northern Territory Australia.JPG
138
May 10, 2013
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Annular
November 3, 2013 Partial Eclipse in Ghana.jpg
143
November 3, 2013
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Hybrid
148 April 29, 2014
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Annular
Partial solar eclipse Oct 23 2014 Minneapolis 5-36pm Ruen1.png
153
October 23, 2014
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Partial

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Series members between 1901 and 2100 are:

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March 17, 1904
(Saros 128)
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February 14, 1915
(Saros 129)
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January 14, 1926
(Saros 130)
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December 13, 1936
(Saros 131)
SE1947Nov12A.png
November 12, 1947
(Saros 132)
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October 12, 1958
(Saros 133)
SE1969Sep11A.png
September 11, 1969
(Saros 134)
SE1980Aug10A.png
August 10, 1980
(Saros 135)
SE1991Jul11T.png
July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
SE2002Jun10A.png
June 10, 2002
(Saros 137)
SE2013May10A.png
May 10, 2013
(Saros 138)
SE2024Apr08T.png
April 8, 2024
(Saros 139)
SE2035Mar09A.png
March 9, 2035
(Saros 140)
SE2046Feb05A.png
February 5, 2046
(Saros 141)
SE2057Jan05T.png
January 5, 2057
(Saros 142)
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December 6, 2067
(Saros 143)
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November 4, 2078
(Saros 144)
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October 4, 2089
(Saros 145)
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September 4, 2100
(Saros 146)

Metonic cycle[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).

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