Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044

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Solar eclipse of February 28, 2044
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.9954
Magnitude 0.96
Maximum eclipse
Duration 147 sec (2 m 27 s)
Coordinates 62°12′S 25°36′W / 62.2°S 25.6°W / -62.2; -25.6
Max. width of band - km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:24:40
Saros 121 (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.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2044-2047[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.


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