Solar eclipse of March 20, 2053

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Solar eclipse of March 20, 2053
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4089
Magnitude 0.9919
Maximum eclipse
Duration 50 sec (0 m 50 s)
Coordinates 23°S 83°E / 23°S 83°E / -23; 83
Max. width of band 31 km (19 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:08:19
References
Saros 140 (31 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9625

An annular solar eclipse will occur on March 20, 2053. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2051-2054[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.

120 April 11, 2051
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Partial
125 October 4, 2051
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Partial
130 March 30, 2052
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Total
135 September 22, 2052
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Annular
140 March 20, 2053
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Annular
145 September 12, 2053
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Total
150 March 9, 2054
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Partial
155 September 2, 2054
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Partial

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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