Solar eclipse of January 26, 2009

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Solar eclipse of January 26, 2009
Solar Eclipse from Riversdale South Africa by Wim Filmalter (3238794030) (cropped).jpg
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.282
Magnitude0.9282
Maximum eclipse
Duration474 sec (7 m 54 s)
Coordinates34°06′S 70°12′E / 34.1°S 70.2°E / -34.1; 70.2
Max. width of band280 km (170 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:59:45
References
Saros131 (50 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9527

An annular solar eclipse occurred at the Moon's ascending node of the orbit on Monday, January 26, 2009. 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. It had a magnitude of 0.9282 and was visible from a narrow corridor beginning in the south Atlantic Ocean and sweeping eastward 900 km south of Africa, slowly curving northeast through the Indian Ocean. Its first landfall was in the Cocos Islands followed by southern Sumatra and western Java. It continued somewhat more easterly across central Borneo, across the northwestern edge of Celebes, then ending just before Mindanao, Philippines. The duration of annularity at greatest eclipse lasted 7 minutes, 53.58 seconds, but at greatest duration lasted 7 minutes, 56.05 seconds.

Occurring only 3.3 days after apogee (January 23, 2009), the Moon's apparent diameter was smaller.

Visibility[edit]

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Animated path

Images[edit]

Partial Eclipse from Sri Lanka (3231193371).jpg
Progression from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Related eclipses[edit]

Eclipses of 2009[edit]

Tzolkinex[edit]

Half-Saros[edit]

Tritos[edit]

Solar Saros 131[edit]

Inex[edit]

Triad[edit]

Solar eclipses 2008–2011[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 2008–2011
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Gamma Saros Map Gamma
121
Solar eclipse 2008Feb07-New Zealand-partial-Greg Hewgill.jpg
Partial from Christchurch, NZ
2008 February 07
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Annular
-0.9570 126
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Novosibirsk, Russia
2008 August 01
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Total
0.8307
131
Solar Eclipse from Riversdale South Africa by Wim Filmalter (3238794030) (cropped).jpg
Partial from Riversdal
2009 January 26
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Annular
-0.2819 136
Solar eclipse 22 July 2009 taken by Lutfar Rahman Nirjhar from Bangladesh.jpg
Kurigram, Bangladesh
2009 July 22
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Total
0.0698
141
(closeup) Solar annular eclipse of January 15, 2010 in Bangui, Central African Republic.JPG
Bangui, Central African Republic
2010 January 15
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Annular
0.4002 146
Eclipse 2010 Hao 1.JPG
Hao, French Polynesia
2010 July 11
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Total
-0.6787
151
Solar eclipse Vienna 2011-1-4 a.jpg
Partial from Vienna, Austria
2011 January 04
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Partial (north)
1.0626 156 2011 July 01
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Partial (south)
-1.4917
Partial solar eclipses on June 1, 2011, and November 25, 2011, occur on 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. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.

Series members 33–70 occur between 1702 and 2369
33 34 35
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July 24, 1702
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August 4, 1720
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August 15, 1738
36 37 38
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August 25, 1756
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September 6, 1774
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September 16, 1792
39 40 41
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September 28, 1810
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October 9, 1828
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October 20, 1846
42 43 44
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October 30, 1864
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November 10, 1882
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November 22, 1900
45 46 47
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December 3, 1918
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December 13, 1936
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December 25, 1954
48 49 50
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January 4, 1973
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January 15, 1991
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January 26, 2009
51 52 53
SE2027Feb06A.png
February 6, 2027
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February 16, 2045
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February 28, 2063
54 55 56
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March 10, 2081
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March 21, 2099
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April 2, 2117
57 58 59
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April 13, 2135
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April 23, 2153
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May 5, 2171
60 61 62
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May 15, 2189
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May 27, 2207
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June 6, 2225
63 64 65
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June 18, 2243
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June 28, 2261
SE2279Jul09P.png
July 9, 2279
66 67 68
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July 20, 2297
SE2315Aug01P.png
August 1, 2315
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August 11, 2333
69 70
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August 22, 2351
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September 2, 2369

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). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's ascending node.

21 eclipse events between June 21, 1982, and June 21, 2058
June 21 April 8–9 January 26 November 13–14 September 1–2
107 109 111 113 115
June 21, 1963 April 9, 1967 January 26, 1971 November 14, 1974 September 2, 1978
117 119 121 123 125
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June 21, 1982
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April 9, 1986
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January 26, 1990
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November 13, 1993
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September 2, 1997
127 129 131 133 135
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June 21, 2001
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April 8, 2005
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January 26, 2009
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November 13, 2012
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September 1, 2016
137 139 141 143 145
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June 21, 2020
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April 8, 2024
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January 26, 2028
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November 14, 2031
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September 2, 2035
147 149 151 153 155
SE2039Jun21A.png
June 21, 2039
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April 9, 2043
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January 26, 2047
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November 14, 2050
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September 2, 2054
157
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June 21, 2058

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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