Solar eclipse of April 21, 2088

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Solar eclipse of April 21, 2088
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.4135
Magnitude1.0474
Maximum eclipse
Duration238 sec (3 m 58 s)
Coordinates36°00′N 15°06′E / 36°N 15.1°E / 36; 15.1
Max. width of band173 km (107 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:31:49
References
Saros130 (56 of 73)
Catalog # (SE5000)9706

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 21, 2088. 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 2087–2090[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 May 2, 2087
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Partial
125 October 26, 2087
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Partial
130 April 21, 2088
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Total
135 October 14, 2088
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Annular
140 April 10, 2089
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Annular
145 October 4, 2089
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Total
150 March 31, 2090
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Partial
155 September 23, 2090
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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]

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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