Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049
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|Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049|
|Type of eclipse|
|Duration||285 sec (4 m 45 s)|
|Max. width of band||134 km (83 mi)|
|Saros||138 (33 of 70)|
|Catalog # (SE5000)||9617|
An annular solar eclipse will occur on May 31, 2049. 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.
Solar eclipses 2047-2050
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|118||June 23, 2047
|123||December 16, 2047
|128||June 11, 2048
|133||December 5, 2048
|138||May 31, 2049
|143||November 25, 2049
|148||May 20, 2049
|153||November 14, 2050
This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).
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