Solar eclipse of June 21, 2020

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Solar eclipse of June 21, 2020
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma 0.1209
Magnitude 0.994
Maximum eclipse
Duration 38 sec (0 m 38 s)
Coordinates 30°30′N 79°42′E / 30.5°N 79.7°E / 30.5; 79.7
Max. width of band 21 km (13 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 6:41:15
References
Saros 137 (36 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9553

An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 21, 2020. 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. The most obsurcied area is situated near Joshimath, Auli and Chamoli in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India.

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Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2018-2021[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.

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

Inex series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.

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).

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