Solar eclipse of August 23, 2044

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Solar eclipse of August 23, 2044
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9613
Magnitude 1.0364
Maximum eclipse
Duration 124 sec (2 m 4 s)
Coordinates 64°18′N 120°24′W / 64.3°N 120.4°W / 64.3; -120.4
Max. width of band 453 km (281 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 1:17:02
Saros 126 (49 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9606

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 23, 2044. 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 be visible across the Northwest Territories and Alberta as well as extreme southwestern Saskatchewan in Canada, and will be widely visible in Montana and partially in North Dakota in the United States of America; partiality will be visible throughout the western United States near sunset.

The greatest duration of the eclipse can be observed in the Northwest Territories, approximately 60 miles southeast of Great Bear Lake.[1]


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2044-2047[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 126[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 126, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 10, 1179. It contains annular eclipses from June 4, 1323 through April 4, 1810 and hybrid eclipses from April 14, 1828 through May 6, 1864. It contains total eclipses from May 17, 1882 through August 23, 2044. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on May 3, 2459. The longest duration of central eclipse (annular or total) was 5 minutes, 46 seconds of annularity on November 22, 1593. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 36 seconds on July 10, 1972.[2]


  1. ^ "Greatest Duration of Total Solar Eclipse of 2044 Aug 23". NASA Eclipse Website. NASA. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Solar_Saros_series_126, accessed October 2010

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