Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024

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Solar eclipse of October 2, 2024
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.3509
Magnitude 0.9326
Maximum eclipse
Duration 7m 25s
Coordinates 22S 114.5W
Max. width of band 266 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:46:13
References
Saros 144 (17 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9562

An annular solar eclipse will occur on October 2, 2024. 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.

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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 129[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 129, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 80 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 3, 1103. It contains annular eclipses on May 6, 1464 through March 18, 1969, hybrid eclipses on April 8, 2005 and April 20, 2023 and total eclipses from April 30, 2041 through July 26, 2185. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 21, 2528. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 43 seconds on June 25, 2131 .[1]

Series members 46-56 occur between 1901 and 2100:

46 47 48
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February 14, 1915
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February 24, 1933
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March 7, 1951
49 50 51
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March 18, 1969
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March 29, 1987
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April 8, 2005
52 53 54
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April 20, 2023
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April 30, 2041
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May 11, 2059
55 56
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May 22, 2077
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June 2, 2095

Metonic cycle[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).

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