Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027
|Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||383 sec (6 m 23 s)|
|Max. width of band||258 km (160 mi)|
|Saros||136 (38 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9568|
A total solar eclipse will occur on August 2, 2027. The path of the eclipse will pass first over the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco and then over all the countries of north Africa and the middle east. The path includes Jeddah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and Sana'a, Yemen. For Tunisia, this total eclipse, which is the first of three total eclipses which will be observed in its territory in the 21st century, will be visible in the central part of the country and the maximum will occur over the Kerkennah Islands. The maximum of totality will be 5min 48sec in the southern part of these islands.
Solar eclipses 2026-2029
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|121||February 17, 2026
|126||August 12, 2026
|131||February 6, 2027
|136||August 2, 2027
|141||January 26, 2028
|146||July 22, 2028
|151||January 14, 2029
|156||July 11, 2029
|Partial solar eclipses on June 12, 2029, and December 5, 2029, occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.|
Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on Jun 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.
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).
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