Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019

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Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019
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Map
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
References
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.

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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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2018–2021
Ascending node   Descending node
117 July 13, 2018
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Partial
122 January 6, 2019
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Partial
127 July 2, 2019
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Total
132 December 26, 2019
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Annular
137 June 21, 2020
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Annular
142 December 14, 2020
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Total
147 June 10, 2021
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Annular
152 December 4, 2021
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Total

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]

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).

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