Solar eclipse of May 11, 2078

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Solar eclipse of May 11, 2078
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1838
Magnitude 1.0701
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 40s
Coordinates 28.1N 93.7W
Max. width of band 232 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:56:55
References
Saros 139 (33 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9683

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 11, 2078. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2076-2079[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.

119 June 1, 2076
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Partial
124 November 26, 2076
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Partial
129 May 22, 2077
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Total
134 November 15, 2077
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Annular
139 May 11, 2078
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Total
144 November 4, 2078
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Annular
149 May 1, 2079
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Total
154 October 24, 2079
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Annular

Saros 139[edit]

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[1] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[2]

Series members 24-39 occur between 1901 and 2200:

24 25 26
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February 3, 1916
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February 14, 1934
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February 25, 1952
27 28 29
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March 7, 1970
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March 18, 1988
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March 29, 2006
30 31 32
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April 8, 2024
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April 20, 2042
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April 30, 2060
33 34 35
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May 11, 2078
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May 22, 2096
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June 3, 2114
36 37 38
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June 13, 2132
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June 25, 2150
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July 5, 2168
39
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July 16, 2186

Inex series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:

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September 9, 1904
(Saros 133)
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August 21, 1933
(Saros 134)
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July 31, 1962
(Saros 135)
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July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
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June 21, 2020
(Saros 137)
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May 31, 2049
(Saros 138)
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May 11, 2078
(Saros 139)

Inex series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Inex series members between 1901 and 2100:

SE1904Sep09T.png
September 9, 1904
(Saros 133)
SE1933Aug21A.png
August 21, 1933
(Saros 134)
SE1962Jul31A.png
July 31, 1962
(Saros 135)
SE1991Jul11T.png
July 11, 1991
(Saros 136)
SE2020Jun21A.png
June 21, 2020
(Saros 137)
SE2049May31A.png
May 31, 2049
(Saros 138)
SE2078May11T.png
May 11, 2078
(Saros 139)

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