Solar eclipse of February 6, 2027

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Solar eclipse of February 6, 2027
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.2952
Magnitude 0.9281
Maximum eclipse
Duration 471 sec (7 m 51 s)
Coordinates 31°18′S 48°30′W / 31.3°S 48.5°W / -31.3; -48.5
Max. width of band 282 km (175 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 16:00:48
References
Saros 131 (51 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9567

An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 6, 2027. 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.

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2026-2029[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.

Solar eclipse series sets from 2026-2029
Ascending node   Descending node
121 February 17, 2026
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Annular
126 August 12, 2026
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Total
131 February 6, 2027
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Annular
136 August 2, 2027
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Total
141 January 26, 2028
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Annular
146 July 22, 2028
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Total
151 January 14, 2029
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Partial
156 July 11, 2029
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Partial
Partial solar eclipses on June 12, 2029, and December 5, 2029, occur in the next lunar year eclipse set.

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.[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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