Solar eclipse of April 9, 2043

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Solar eclipse of April 9, 2043
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates61°18′N 152°00′E / 61.3°N 152°E / 61.3; 152
Max. width of band- km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse18:57:49
Saros149 (22 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9603

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 9, 2043. 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 will be unusual in that while it is a total solar eclipse, it is not a central solar eclipse. A non-central eclipse is one where the center-line of totality does not intersect the surface of the Earth. Instead, the center line passes just above the Earth's surface. This rare type occurs when totality is only visible at sunset or sunrise in a polar region.


It will be seen fully from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula and Magadan Oblast. It will be visible partially throughout on north-east of Russia, in Canada, Greenland and Iceland. It will be also partially visible from the western part United States including Alaska and Hawaii.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2040–2043[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]

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.


  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.

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