Solar eclipse of March 20, 2053

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Solar eclipse of March 20, 2053
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Type of eclipse
NatureAnnular
Gamma-0.4089
Magnitude0.9919
Maximum eclipse
Duration50 sec (0 m 50 s)
Coordinates23°S 83°E / 23°S 83°E / -23; 83
Max. width of band31 km (19 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse7:08:19
References
Saros140 (31 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9625

An annular solar eclipse will take place on Thursday, 20 March 2053 with a magnitude of 0.9919. 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]

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]

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

Saros 140[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 140, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on April 16, 1512. It contains total eclipses from July 21, 1656 through November 9, 1836, hybrid eclipses from November 20, 1854 through December 23, 1908, and annular eclipses from January 3, 1927 through December 7, 2485. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on June 1, 2774. The longest duration of totality was 4 minutes, 10 seconds on August 12, 1692.

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 descending node.

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.


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