Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049
SE2049May31A.png
Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.1187
Magnitude 0.9631
Maximum eclipse
Duration 4m 45s
Coordinates 15.3N 29.9W
Max. width of band 134 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:59:59
References
Saros 138 (33 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9617

An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 31, 2049. 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.

Images[edit]

SE2049May31A.gif
Animated path

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
SE2047Jun23P.png
Partial
123 December 16, 2047
SE2047Dec16P.png
Partial
128 June 11, 2048
SE2048Jun11A.png
Annular
133 December 5, 2048
SE2048Dec05T.png
Total
138 May 31, 2049
SE2049May31A.png
Annular
143 November 25, 2049
SE2049Nov25H.png
Hybrid
148 May 20, 2049
SE2050May20H.png
Hybrid
153 November 14, 2050
SE2050Nov14P.png
Partial

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 synchonization 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)

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 June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2087.

May 31 – June 1 March 20 January 5–6 October 24–25 August 12–13
118 119 121 123 125
SE2011Jun01P.png
June 1, 2011
SE2015Mar20T.png
March 20, 2015
SE2019Jan06P.png
January 6, 2019
SE2022Oct25P.png
October 25, 2022
SE2026Aug12T.png
August 12, 2026
128 129 131 133 135
SE2030Jun01A.png
June 1, 2030
SE2034Mar20T.png
March 20, 2034
SE2038Jan05A.png
January 5, 2038
SE2041Oct25A.png
October 25, 2041
SE2045Aug12T.png
August 12, 2045
138 139 141 143 145
SE2049May31A.png
May 31, 2049
SE2053Mar20A.png
March 20, 2053
SE2057Jan05T.png
January 5, 2057
SE2060Oct24A.png
October 24, 2060
SE2064Aug12T.png
August 12, 2064
148 149 151 153 155
SE2068May31T.png
May 31, 2068
SE2072Mar19P.png
March 19, 2072
SE2076Jan06T.png
January 6, 2076
SE2079Oct24A.png
October 24, 2079
SE2083Aug13P.png
August 13, 2083
157
SE2087Jun01P.png
June 1, 2087

References[edit]

External links[edit]