Solar eclipse of March 30, 2033

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Solar eclipse of March 30, 2033
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.9778
Magnitude 1.0462
Maximum eclipse
Duration 157 sec (2 m 37 s)
Coordinates 71°18′N 155°48′W / 71.3°N 155.8°W / 71.3; -155.8
Max. width of band 781 km (485 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 18:02:36
Saros 120 (62 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9581

A total solar eclipse will occur on 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, Barrow, Alaska and Chukchi Peninsula in the mid-morning hours.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses of 2033-2036[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.

Saros 120[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 120, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and reached an annular eclipse on August 11, 1059. It was a hybrid event for 3 dates: May 8, 1510, through May 29, 1546, and total eclipses from June 8, 1564, through March 30, 2033. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 7, 2195. The longest duration of totality was 2 minutes, 50 seconds on March 9, 1997.[1]


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