Solar eclipse of March 21, 2099

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Solar eclipse of March 21, 2099
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.4016
Magnitude 0.93
Maximum eclipse
Duration 452 sec (7 m 32 s)
Coordinates 20°S 149°W / 20°S 149°W / -20; -149
Max. width of band 275 km (171 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 22:54:32
Saros 131 (55 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9731

An annular solar eclipse will occur on March 21, 2099. 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.

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Solar eclipses 2098-2100[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.