Solar eclipse of April 20, 2061

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Solar eclipse of April 20, 2061
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9578
Magnitude 1.0475
Maximum eclipse
Duration 157 sec (2 m 37 s)
Coordinates 64°30′N 59°12′E / 64.5°N 59.2°E / 64.5; 59.2
Max. width of band 559 km (347 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 2:56:49
Saros 149 (23 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9644

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 20, 2061. 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 2059–2061[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.

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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