Solar eclipse of December 5, 2048

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Solar eclipse of December 5, 2048
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.3973
Magnitude 1.044
Maximum eclipse
Duration 208 sec (3 m 28 s)
Coordinates 46°06′S 56°24′W / 46.1°S 56.4°W / -46.1; -56.4
Max. width of band 160 km (99 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:35:27
Saros 133 (47 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9616

A total solar eclipse will occur on December 5, 2048. 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.

Animated Path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2047-2050[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 lunar eclipses on January 26, 2047 and July 22, 2047 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 133[edit]

Solar Saros 133, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 72 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on July 13, 1219. It contains annular eclipses from November 20, 1435, through January 13, 1526, with a hybrid eclipse on January 24, 1544. It has total eclipses from February 3, 1562, through June 21, 2373. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on September 5, 2499. The longest duration of totality was 6 minutes, 50 seconds on August 7, 1850.[1] The total eclipses of this saros series are getting shorter and farther south with each iteration.


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