Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027

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Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.1421
Magnitude 1.079
Maximum eclipse
Duration 383 sec (6 m 23 s)
Coordinates 25°30′N 33°12′E / 25.5°N 33.2°E / 25.5; 33.2
Max. width of band 258 km (160 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 10:07:50
Saros 136 (38 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9568

A total solar eclipse will occur over much of the central Eastern Hemisphere on August 2, 2027. It will commence over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and travel pass the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco. Totality will be visible in southern Spain as well as parts of North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the northern tip of the Horn of Africa. A partial eclipse visible in much of the Eastern Hemisphere. Major cities under the path will include Luxor in central Egypt, Jeddah and Mecca southern Saudi Arabia, and Sana'a in southern Yemen. In Tunisia, it will the first of three total eclipses that are observable there the 21st century, passing over the central part of the county.[1]

The maximum duration of totality will be observed in Egypt, approximately 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Luxor, and will last 6 minutes and 22 seconds.[2]


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2026-2029[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.

Saros 136[edit]

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[3]

Metonic series[edit]


  1. ^ "Map of Solar Eclipse of August 2, 2027" (Map). "Solar Eclipse Maps". NASA. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Longest Duration of Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  3. ^ SEsaros136 at

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