Solar eclipse of April 20, 2023

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Solar eclipse of April 20, 2023
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.3952
Magnitude 1.0132
Maximum eclipse
Duration 76 sec (1 m 16 s)
Coordinates 9°36′S 125°48′E / 9.6°S 125.8°E / -9.6; 125.8
Max. width of band 49 km (30 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:17:56
References
Saros 129 (52 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9559

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 20, 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. 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.

It is a hybrid eclipse, with portions of its path near sunrise and sunset as annular.

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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]

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).

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