Solar eclipse of January 16, 2056

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Solar eclipse of January 16, 2056
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma0.4199
Magnitude0.9759
Maximum eclipse
Duration172 sec (2 m 52 s)
Coordinates3°54′N 153°30′W / 3.9°N 153.5°W / 3.9; -153.5
Max. width of band95 km (59 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse22:16:45
References
Saros132 (48 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9632

An annular solar eclipse will occur on January 16, 2056. 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 2054–2058[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]

Solar eclipse series sets from 2054-58
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
117 August 3, 2054
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Partial
122 January 27, 2055
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Partial
127 July 24, 2055
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Total
132 January 16, 2056
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Annular
137 July 12, 2056
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Annular
142 January 5, 2057
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Total
147 July 1, 2057
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Annular
152 December 26, 2057
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Total
157 June 21, 2058
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Partial

Saros 132[edit]

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 132, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on August 13, 1208. It contains annular eclipses from March 17, 1569 through March 12, 2146, hybrid on March 23, 2164 and April 3, 2183 and total eclipses from April 14, 2200 through June 19, 2308. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on September 25, 2470. The longest duration of annular was 6 minutes, 56 seconds on May 9, 1641, and totality will be 2 minutes, 14 seconds on June 8, 2290. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.

Tritos series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

Metonic cycle[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).

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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