Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044

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Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.9954
Magnitude0.96
Maximum eclipse
Duration147 sec (2 m 27 s)
Coordinates62°12′S 25°36′W / 62.2°S 25.6°W / -62.2; -25.6
Max. width of band- km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:24:40
References
Saros121 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9605

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 28, 2044. 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.

This is the last of 55 umbral eclipses of Solar Saros 121. The 1st was in 1070 and the 55th will be in 2044. The total duration is 974 years.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2044-2047[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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