Solar eclipse of August 15, 2091

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Solar eclipse of August 15, 2091
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.949
Magnitude1.0216
Maximum eclipse
Duration98 sec (1 m 38 s)
Coordinates55°36′S 150°30′E / 55.6°S 150.5°E / -55.6; 150.5
Max. width of band236 km (147 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse0:34:43
References
Saros127 (62 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000)9713

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 15, 2091. 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.

This will be the last of 42 umbral eclipses of Solar Saros 127. The 1st was in 1352 and the 42nd will be in 2091. The total duration is 739 years.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2091-2094[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]

Saros 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. There are no annular eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending 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. ^ "Solar Saros series 127". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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