Solar eclipse of July 12, 2056

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Solar eclipse of July 12, 2056
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.0426
Magnitude0.9878
Maximum eclipse
Duration86 sec (1 m 26 s)
Coordinates19°24′N 123°42′W / 19.4°N 123.7°W / 19.4; -123.7
Max. width of band43 km (27 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse20:21:59
References
Saros137 (38 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000)9633

An annular solar eclipse will occur on July 12, 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 137[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 137, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 70 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 25, 1389. It contains total eclipses from August 20, 1533 through December 6, 1695, first set of hybrid eclipses from December 17, 1713 through February 11, 1804, first set of annular eclipses from February 21, 1822 through March 25, 1876, second set of hybrid eclipses from April 6, 1894 through April 28, 1930, and second set of annular eclipses from May 9, 1948 through April 13, 2507. The series ends at member 70 as a partial eclipse on June 28, 2633. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 55 seconds on September 10, 1569. Solar Saros 137 has 55 umbral eclipses from August 20, 1533 through April 13, 2507 (973.62 years). That's almost 1 millennium!

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.

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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