Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027

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Solar eclipse of August 2, 2027
Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.1421
Magnitude1.079
Maximum eclipse
Duration383 s (6 min 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
References
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. 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.

Totality will commence over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and travel across the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, and continue across parts of North Africa and the Middle East. Major cities and locations under the path of totality will include:[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]

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from the extreme east tip of Maine, United States, far eastern Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces in Canada, southern Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, nearly the entirety of the European continent, all but the southern quarter of Africa, the Middle East, and from South and Southeast Asia.[1]

It will be the first of three total solar eclipses that are observable in Tunisia in the 21st century, passing over the central part of the country.[3] It will be the second total eclipse in Spain within less than a year (after August 2026). Furthermore, an annular eclipse will appear in Spain in January 2028, less than half a year afterwards. National eclipse committee has been established to coordinate eclipse-related activities.[4]

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Eclipses in 2027[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.[5]

Solar eclipse series sets from 2026 to 2029
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
121 2026 February 17

Annular
−0.97427 126 2026 August 12

Total
0.89774
131 2027 February 6

Annular
−0.29515 136 2027 August 2

Total
0.14209
141 2028 January 26

Annular
0.39014 146 2028 July 22

Total
−0.60557
151 2029 January 14

Partial
1.05532 156 2029 July 11

Partial
−1.41908

Partial solar eclipses on June 12, 2029, and December 5, 2029, occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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.[6]

Series members 29–43 occur between 1865 and 2117
29 30 31

Apr 25, 1865

May 6, 1883

May 18, 1901
32 33 34

May 29, 1919

Jun 8, 1937

Jun 20, 1955
35 36 37

Jun 30, 1973

Jul 11, 1991

Jul 22, 2009
38 39 40

Aug 2, 2027

Aug 12, 2045

Aug 24, 2063
41 42 43

Sep 3, 2081

Sep 14, 2099

Sep 26, 2117

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.[7]

Octon series with 21 events between May 21, 1993 and August 2, 2065
May 20–21 March 8–9 December 25–26 October 13–14 August 1–2
98 100 102 104 106
May 21, 1955 March 9, 1959 December 26, 1962 October 14, 1966 August 2, 1970
108 110 112 114 116
May 21, 1974 March 9, 1978 December 26, 1981 October 14, 1985 August 1, 1989
118 120 122 124 126

May 21, 1993

March 9, 1997

December 25, 2000

October 14, 2004

August 1, 2008
128 130 132 134 136

May 20, 2012

March 9, 2016

December 26, 2019

October 14, 2023

August 2, 2027
138 140 142 144 146

May 21, 2031

March 9, 2035

December 26, 2038

October 14, 2042

August 2, 2046
148 150 152 154 156

May 20, 2050

March 9, 2054

December 26, 2057

October 13, 2061

August 2, 2065
158 160 162 164 166

May 20, 2069
March 8, 2073 December 26, 2076 October 13, 2080 August 1, 2084

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Total Solar Eclipse on August 2, 2027: Path Map and Times". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2024-03-23.
  2. ^ "Longest Duration of Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Map of Solar Eclipse of August 2, 2027" (Map). "Solar Eclipse Maps". NASA. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ https://eclipse-spain.es/index.php/en/
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ SEsaros136 at NASA.gov
  7. ^ Note S1: Eclipses & Predictions in Freeth, Tony (2014). "Eclipse Prediction on the Ancient Greek Astronomical Calculating Machine Known as the Antikythera Mechanism". PLOS ONE. 9 (7): e103275. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...9j3275F. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103275. PMC 4116162. PMID 25075747.

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