Solar eclipse of June 21, 2039

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Solar eclipse of June 21, 2039
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration245 sec (4 m 5 s)
Coordinates78°54′N 102°06′W / 78.9°N 102.1°W / 78.9; -102.1
Max. width of band365 km (227 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse17:12:54
Saros147 (24 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000)9595

An annular solar eclipse will occur on Tuesday, June 21, 2039. 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. This eclipse will start only a few hours after the northern solstice and most of the path will go across areas with midnight sun. For mainland Norway, Sweden and Belarus it will be the first central solar eclipse since June 1954.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2036–2039[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]

Note: Partial solar eclipses on February 27, 2036 and August 21, 2036 occur on the previod lunar year eclipse set.

Saros 147[edit]

Solar saros 147, repeating every about 18 years and 11 days, contains 80 events. The series started with a partial solar eclipse on October 12, 1624. It has annular eclipses from May 31, 2003, to July 31, 2706. There are no total eclipses in this series. The series ends at member 80 as a partial eclipse on February 24, 3049. The longest annular eclipse will be on November 21, 2291, at 9 minutes and 41 seconds.[2]

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.


  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. ^ Saros Series Catalog of Solar Eclipses NASA Eclipse Web Site.

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