Solar eclipse of August 12, 2064

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Solar eclipse of August 12, 2064
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.4652
Magnitude1.0495
Maximum eclipse
Duration268 sec (4 m 28 s)
Coordinates10°54′S 96°00′W / 10.9°S 96°W / -10.9; -96
Max. width of band184 km (114 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse17:46:06
References
Saros146 (30 of 76)
Catalog # (SE5000)9651

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 12, 2064, that occurs on the Pacific coast and in the southern cone, especially in the city of Santiago de Chile. 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 2062–2065[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]

121 March 11, 2062
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Partial
126 September 3, 2062
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Partial
131 February 28, 2063
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Annular
136 August 24, 2063
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Total
141 February 17, 2064
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Annular
146 August 12, 2064
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Total
151 February 5, 2065
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Partial
156 August 2, 2065
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Partial

Saros 146[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 146, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 76 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on September 19, 1541. It contains total eclipses from May 29, 1938 through October 7, 2154, hybrid eclipses from October 17, 2172 through November 20, 2226, and annular eclipses from December 1, 2244 through August 10, 2659. The series ends at member 76 as a partial eclipse on December 29, 2893. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 21 seconds on June 30, 1992.

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.

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 descending node.

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.

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