Solar eclipse of July 5, 2168

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Solar eclipse of July 5, 2168
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.166
Magnitude 1.0807
Maximum eclipse
Duration 446 sec (7 m 26 s)
Coordinates 13°12′N 66°24′E / 13.2°N 66.4°E / 13.2; 66.4
Max. width of band 264 km (164 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:45:23
Saros 139 (38 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9889

A total solar eclipse will occur on July 5, 2168. 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. Lasting a maximum of 7 minutes, 26 seconds, it will be the longest eclipse since the 11th century, which lasted 7 minutes and 20 seconds, as well with the next two occurrences.

Related eclipses[edit]

Saros 139[edit]

It is a part of saros series 139, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 17, 1501. It contains hybrid eclipses on August 11, 1627 through December 9, 1825 and total eclipses from December 21, 1843 through March 26, 2601. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 3, 2763. Members in the same column are one exeligmos apart and thus occur in the same geographic area.

The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186.[1] This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.[2]