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 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.

The maximum duration of totality will be observed in Egypt, in the east of Luxor and will be 6min 22sec.


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 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.[1]

Metonic series[edit]


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