Solar eclipse of July 24, 2055

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Solar eclipse of July 24, 2055
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.8012
Magnitude1.0359
Maximum eclipse
Duration197 sec (3 m 17 s)
Coordinates33°18′S 25°48′E / 33.3°S 25.8°E / -33.3; 25.8
Max. width of band202 km (126 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse9:57:50
References
Saros127 (60 of 82)
Catalog # (SE5000)9631

A total solar eclipse will occur on July 24, 2055. 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 total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region 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]

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 127[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 127, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 82 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on October 10, 991 AD. It contains total eclipses from May 14, 1352 through August 15, 2091. There are no annular eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 82 as a partial eclipse on March 21, 2452. The longest duration of totality was 5 minutes, 40 seconds on August 30, 1532. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s ascending node.[2]

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.
  2. ^ "Solar Saros series 127". NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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