Solar eclipse of May 21, 2031

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Solar eclipse of May 21, 2031
Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.197
Magnitude 0.9589
Maximum eclipse
Duration 326 sec (5 m 26 s)
Coordinates 8°54′N 71°42′E / 8.9°N 71.7°E / 8.9; 71.7
Max. width of band 152 km (94 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 7:16:04
Saros 138 (32 of 70)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9577

An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 21, 2031. 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.


Animated path

Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 2029-2032[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 solar eclipses on January 14, 2029 and July 11, 2029 occur on the previous lunar year eclipse set.

Metonic series[edit]


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