Solar eclipse of May 20, 2050

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Solar eclipse of May 20, 2050
Type of eclipse
Nature Hybrid
Gamma -0.8688
Magnitude 1.0038
Maximum eclipse
Duration 21 sec (0 m 21 s)
Coordinates 40°06′S 123°42′W / 40.1°S 123.7°W / -40.1; -123.7
Max. width of band 27 km (17 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 20:42:50
Saros 148 (23 of 75)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9619

A total solar eclipse will occur on May 20, 2050. It is a hybrid event, being short duration total eclipse for a middle portion of its path, starting and ending as an annular eclipse. 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. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2047-2050[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.

Note: Partial lunar eclipses on January 26, 2047 and July 22, 2047 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Metonic series[edit]