Solar eclipse of September 12, 2072

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Solar eclipse of September 12, 2072
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9655
Magnitude 1.0558
Maximum eclipse
Duration 3m 13s
Coordinates 69.8N 102E
Max. width of band 732 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 8:59:20
References
Saros 155 (9 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9670

A total solar eclipse will occur on September 12, 2072. 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 2069-2072[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.

120 April 21, 2069
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Partial
125 October 15, 2069
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Partial
130 April 11, 2070
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Total
135 October 4, 2070
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Annular
140 March 31, 2071
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Annular
145 September 23, 2071
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Total
150 March 19, 2072
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Partial
155 September 12, 2072
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Total

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, progressing from north to south between July 1, 2000 and July 1, 2076.

July 1-2 April 19-20 February 5-7 November 24-25 September 12-13
117 119 121 123 125
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July 1, 2000
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April 19, 2004
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February 7, 2008
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November 25, 2011
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September 13, 2015
127 129 131 133 135
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July 2, 2019
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April 20, 2023
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February 6, 2027
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November 25, 2030
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September 12, 2034
137 139 141 143 145
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July 2, 2038
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April 20, 2042
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February 5, 2046
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November 25, 2049
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September 12, 2053
147 149 151 153 155
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July 1, 2057
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April 20, 2061
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February 5, 2065
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November 24, 2068
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September 12, 2072
157
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July 1, 2076

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