Solar eclipse of May 1, 2079

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Solar eclipse of May 1, 2079
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma0.9081
Magnitude1.0512
Maximum eclipse
Duration175 sec (2 m 55 s)
Coordinates66°12′N 46°18′W / 66.2°N 46.3°W / 66.2; -46.3
Max. width of band406 km (252 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse10:50:13
References
Saros149 (24 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000)9685

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 1, 2079. 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. The eclipse will be visible in Greenland, parts of eastern Canada (including Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) and parts of the northeastern United States (including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey).

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2076-2079[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]

119 June 1, 2076
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Partial
124 November 26, 2076
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Partial
129 May 22, 2077
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Total
134 November 15, 2077
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Annular
139 May 11, 2078
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Total
144 November 4, 2078
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Annular
149 May 1, 2079
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Total
154 October 24, 2079
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Annular

Notes[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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