Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068

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Solar eclipse of May 31, 2068
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.797
Magnitude 1.011
Maximum eclipse
Duration 1m 6s
Coordinates 31S 123.2E
Max. width of band 63 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 3:56:39
References
Saros 148 (24 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9660

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 31, 2068. 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 2065-2069[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.

118 July 3, 2065
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Partial
123 December 27, 2065
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Partial
128 June 22, 2066
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Annular
133 December 17, 2066
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Total
138 June 11, 2067
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Annular
143 December 6, 2067
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Hybrid
148 May 31, 2068
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Total
153 November 24, 2068
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Partial
158 May 20, 2069
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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 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
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June 1, 2011
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March 20, 2015
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January 6, 2019
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October 25, 2022
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August 12, 2026
128 129 131 133 135
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June 1, 2030
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March 20, 2034
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January 5, 2038
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October 25, 2041
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August 12, 2045
138 139 141 143 145
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May 31, 2049
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March 20, 2053
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January 5, 2057
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October 24, 2060
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August 12, 2064
148 149 151 153 155
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May 31, 2068
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March 19, 2072
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January 6, 2076
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October 24, 2079
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August 13, 2083
157
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June 1, 2087

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