Solar eclipse of October 14, 2023

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Solar eclipse of October 14, 2023
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3753
Magnitude 0.952
Maximum eclipse
Duration 5m 17s
Coordinates 11.4N 83.1W
Max. width of band 187 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:00:41
References
Saros 134 (44 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9560

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 14, 2023. 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.

This will be the second annular eclipse visible from Albuquerque in 11 years, where it crosses the path of the May 2012 eclipse.

Images[edit]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2022-2025[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2022-2025
Ascending node   Descending node
119 April 30, 2022
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Partial
124 October 25, 2022
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Partial
129 April 20, 2023
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Hybrid
134 October 14, 2023
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Annular
139 April 8, 2024
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Total
144 October 2, 2024
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Annular
149 March 29, 2025
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Partial
154 September 21, 2025
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Partial

Saros 134[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 134, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 22, 1248. It contains total eclipses from October 9, 1428 through December 24, 1554 and hybrid eclipses from January 3, 1573 through June 27, 1843, and annular eclipses from July 8, 1861 through May 21, 2384. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 6, 2510. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 30 seconds on October 9, 1428.[1]

Series members 38-48 occur between 1901 and 2100:

38 39 40
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August 10, 1915
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August 21, 1933
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September 1, 1951
41 42 43
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September 11, 1969
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September 23, 1987
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October 3, 2005
44 45 46
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October 14, 2023
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October 25, 2041
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November 5, 2059
47 48
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November 15, 2077
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November 27, 2095

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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