Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019
|Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||220 sec (3 m 40 s)|
|Max. width of band||118 km (73 mi)|
|Saros||132 (46 of 71)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9552|
An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 26, 2019. 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. The total annular eclipse will be visible in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, southern India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Borneo and Guam.
Solar eclipses 2018-2021
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|117||July 13, 2018
|122||January 6, 2019
|127||July 2, 2019
|132||December 26, 2019
|137||June 21, 2020
|142||December 14, 2020
|147||June 10, 2021
|152||December 4, 2021
It is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 6 minutes, 56 seconds on May 9, 1641, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on June 8, 2290.
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).
- Earth visibility chart and eclipse statistics Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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