Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027

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Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration383 sec (6 m 23 s)
Coordinates25°30′N 33°12′E / 25.5°N 33.2°E / 25.5; 33.2
Max. width of band258 km (160 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:07:50
Saros136 (38 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9568

A total solar eclipse will occur over much of the central Eastern Hemisphere on Monday, August 2, 2027. It will commence over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and travel past 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 in 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]

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.[3]

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, 7.74 seconds. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.[4]

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.[5]


  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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ SEsaros136 at
  5. ^ Freeth, Tony. "Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions". Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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