Solar eclipse of July 13, 2018

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Solar eclipse of July 13, 2018
Eclipse (41629136430).jpg
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Coordinates67°54′S 127°24′E / 67.9°S 127.4°E / -67.9; 127.4
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse3:02:16
Saros117 (69 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9548

A partial solar eclipse occurred on July 13, 2018. 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. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon’s shadow misses the Earth. Part of the Moon's shadow fell near the South Pole, so partial coverage of the Sun was visible in parts of southern Australia, such as Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria, Mount Gambier in South Australia, and Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania, with highest magnitude of about 0.1. The eclipse was also visible in Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand.[1]

Partial Solar Eclipse on Friday the 13th[edit]

This is the second partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th of July 2018, since the partial solar eclipse of December 1974, and the next will be the partial solar eclipse of September 2080, and the next total solar eclipse will be on July 13, 2037, 19 years later, that it is a Monday, and the next total solar eclipse will be not surpassed until the total solar eclipse of June 2132.



Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2018-2021[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.[2]

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 15, 2018, and August 11, 2018, occur during the previous semester series.


  1. ^ "Partial Solar Eclipse on July 13, 2018". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  2. ^ 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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