Solar eclipse of December 16, 2085

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Solar eclipse of December 16, 2085
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.2786
Magnitude 0.9971
Maximum eclipse
Duration 19 sec (0 m 19 s)
Coordinates 7°18′S 160°48′W / 7.3°S 160.8°W / -7.3; -160.8
Max. width of band 10 km (6.2 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:37:48
References
Saros 143 (27 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9700

An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 16, 2085. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2083-2087[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.

118 July 15, 2083
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Partial
123 January 7, 2084
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Partial
128 July 3, 2084
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Annular
133 December 27, 2084
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Total
138 June 22, 2085
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Annular
143 December 16, 2085
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Annular
148 June 11, 2086
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Total
153 December 6, 2086
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Partial
158 June 1, 2087
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Partial

Saros 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

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