Solar eclipse of March 30, 2033

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Solar eclipse of March 30, 2033
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration157 s (2 min 37 s)
Coordinates71°18′N 155°48′W / 71.3°N 155.8°W / 71.3; -155.8
Max. width of band781 km (485 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse18:02:36
Saros120 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9581

A total solar eclipse will occur on Wednesday, March 30, 2033. 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. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Totality will be visible in Nome, Alaska, Utqiaġvik, Alaska and the Chukchi Peninsula in the mid-morning hours. This is the last of 55 umbral eclipses of Solar Saros 120. The first was in 1059. The total duration is 974 years.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

The eclipse is a member of a semester series of solar eclipses that repeat approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.[1] It is also part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events.


  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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