Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059

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Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059
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Map
Type of eclipse
NatureTotal
Gamma-0.508
Magnitude1.0242
Maximum eclipse
Duration143 sec (2 m 23 s)
Coordinates10°42′S 100°24′W / 10.7°S 100.4°W / -10.7; -100.4
Max. width of band95 km (59 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse19:22:16
References
Saros129 (54 of 80)
Catalog # (SE5000)9640

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 11, 2059. 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.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2059-2061[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]

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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