Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049

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Solar eclipse of May 31, 2049
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Type of eclipse
Nature Annular
Gamma -0.1187
Magnitude 0.9631
Maximum eclipse
Duration 285 sec (4 m 45 s)
Coordinates 15°18′N 29°54′W / 15.3°N 29.9°W / 15.3; -29.9
Max. width of band 134 km (83 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 13:59:59
References
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.

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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.

Inex series[edit]

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.

Metonic series[edit]

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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