Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059

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Solar eclipse of May 11, 2059
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.508
Magnitude 1.0242
Maximum eclipse
Duration 143 sec (2 m 23 s)
Coordinates 10°42′S 100°24′W / 10.7°S 100.4°W / -10.7; -100.4
Max. width of band 95 km (59 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 19:22:16
Saros 129 (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.

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Solar eclipses 2059-2061[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.