Solar eclipse of May 20, 2050

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Solar eclipse of May 20, 2050
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.8688
Magnitude 1.0038
Maximum eclipse
Duration 0m 21s
Coordinates 40.1S 123.7W
Max. width of band 27 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:42:50
References
Saros 148 (23 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9619

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 20, 2050. It is a hybrid event, being short duration total eclipse for a middle portion of its path, starting and ending as an annular eclipse. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2047-2050[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 eclises on January 26, 2047 and July 22, 2047 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2047-2050
Ascending node   Descending node
118 June 23, 2047
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Partial
123 December 16, 2047
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Partial
128 June 11, 2048
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Annular
133 December 5, 2048
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Total
138 May 31, 2049
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Annular
143 November 25, 2049
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Hybrid
148 May 20, 2049
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Hybrid
153 November 14, 2050
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Partial

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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