Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019

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Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.4135
Magnitude 0.9701
Maximum eclipse
Duration 220 sec (3 m 40 s)
Coordinates 1°00′N 102°18′E / 1°N 102.3°E / 1; 102.3
Max. width of band 118 km (73 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 5:18:53
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 Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, southern India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, parts of Borneo and Guam.

Hamad International Airport in Qatar will narrowly miss the annular path.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2018-2021[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.

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 15, 2018, and August 11, 2018, occur during the previous semester series.

Saros 132[edit]

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.[1]

Metonic series[edit]