Solar eclipse of January 26, 2028

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Solar eclipse of January 26, 2028
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.3901
Magnitude 0.9208
Maximum eclipse
Duration 627 sec (10 m 27 s)
Coordinates 3°00′N 51°30′W / 3°N 51.5°W / 3; -51.5
Max. width of band 323 km (201 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 15:08:59
Saros 141 (24 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9569

An annular solar eclipse will occur on January 26, 2028. 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.


SE2028Jan26A.gif The eclipse

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 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.

Saros 141[edit]

Solar Saros 141 repeats every 18 years, 11 days and contains 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 19, 1613. It contains annular eclipses from August 4, 1739 through October 14, 2460. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 13, 2857. [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).


  1. ^ "NASA - Catalog of Solar Eclipses of Saros 141". Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

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