Solar eclipse of April 11, 2070

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Solar eclipse of April 11, 2070
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.3652
Magnitude1.0472
Maximum eclipse
Duration244 sec (4 m 4 s)
Coordinates29°06′N 135°06′E / 29.1°N 135.1°E / 29.1; 135.1
Max. width of band168 km (104 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse2:36:09
References
Saros130 (55 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9665

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 11, 2070. 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's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2069–2072[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

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

Saros 130[edit]

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 130, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 73 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 20, 1096. It contains total eclipses from April 5, 1475 through July 18, 2232. There are no annular eclipses in the series. The series ends at member 73 as a partial eclipse on October 25, 2394. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 41 seconds on July 11, 1619. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.[2]

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 synchronization 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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Saros Series catalog of solar eclipses". NASA.

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