Solar eclipse of February 28, 2063

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Solar eclipse of February 28, 2063
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.336
Magnitude0.9293
Maximum eclipse
Duration461 sec (7 m 41 s)
Coordinates25°12′S 77°42′E / 25.2°S 77.7°E / -25.2; 77.7
Max. width of band280 km (170 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:43:30
References
Saros131 (53 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9648

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 28, 2063. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2062-2065[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]

121 March 11, 2062
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Partial
126 September 3, 2062
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Partial
131 February 28, 2063
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Annular
136 August 24, 2063
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Total
141 February 17, 2064
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Annular
146 August 12, 2064
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Total
151 February 5, 2065
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Partial
156 August 2, 2065
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Partial

Saros 131[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 131, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 1, 1125. It contains total eclipses from March 27, 1522 through May 30, 1612 and hybrid eclipses from June 10, 1630 through July 24, 1702, and annular eclipses from August 4, 1720 through June 18, 2243. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on September 2, 2369. The longest duration of totality was only 58 seconds on May 30, 1612. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.

External links[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.